BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Officials in Barre and members of the city’s police union have agreed on a temporary contract.
The Times Argus reports the contract was approved Tuesday night. It will expire on June 30.
City manager Steve Mackenzie says both parties aren’t close to finalizing a multiyear settlement and that the contract was “a strategic settlement.” Under the agreement, police officers and emergency dispatchers will receive a 2 percent pay raise.
Barre will continue to pay for 90 percent of platinum level health insurance premiums. The city says it will pay all of the gold level premiums.
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Mackenzie says both sides agreed to focus contract negotiations on pay and health insurance. Contract talks will resume on June 8.
Information from: The Times Argus, http://www.timesargus.com/