City police will see their first raises in eight years because city council has accepted a fact-finder’s recommendation for increases in their present three-year contract.
The contract was settled last year but was reopened only for wage talks. Arguments before a state fact-finder took place late last month.
Council unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday which OKs 2.96-percent raises for seven officers who were hired after 2005. That raise is retroactive to March 2012 and continues through 2014.
For six officers who were hired before Oct. 17, 2005, the contract calls for two lump sum payments of $1,000 in 2013. One patrol officer and one cadet whose wages are lowest will see an additional 3.96 percent raise in 2014.
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