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PACTS REACHED WITH FIREFIGHTERS, STEELWORKERS

Sept. 26, 2002 – The government and the United International Association of Firefighters have reached a collective bargaining agreement which covers 193 V.I. Fire Service personnel, according to a Government House release.
Karen Andrews, chief negotiator of the Office of Collective Bargaining, also recently concluded negotiations with United Steelworkers of America Master which cover employees in 15 government departments and agencies, the release, issued Thursday, stated.
The agreements "are subject to ratification by the membership of each union and Gov. Turnbull," Andrews said, adding that details will not be made public until the pacts are ratified.

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