Union representatives from Coquitlam and Port Moody Fire did not respond to requests for comment, but PoCo IAFF Local 1941 President Brandon Dougan told The Tri-City News that discussions had already begun with the city. It represents 78 unionized employees, including 72 firefighters. Residents of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) are also negotiating to update the agreements in the fire halls of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. Their last contract, which came into effect on January 1, 2012, was eight years and saw annual salary increases of 2.5% per year in each department. Union Locals, which represents the city of Tri-City`s staff and firefighters, will be back at the negotiating table next year to renew its collective agreements. „There is no collective bargaining with our unions. Neither the unions nor the employer [the city] have agreed to start negotiations at this stage,“ Virgelene Rutherford, director of Port Moody`s in years of work, learning and well-being, told The Tri-City News today (Tuesday). 28.2 If one of the parties does so in writing above, this agreement is pursued in its entirety and effectively, and no Contracting party makes changes under the aforementioned agreement (or increases or reduces the rate of pay of a worker for whom collective bargaining is conducted or changes another mandate or condition of employment) until: (a) in the first calendar year of the institution or part of the institution: b) those who were hired before January 1, 1984 have the opportunity to fill other positions under this section. People who do not exercise shooting rights are dismissed and retain recall rights. b) Short-term temporary transfers to the „A“ list, which are made without a vacancy notice for reasons such as disease replacements, are made by workers who work in the same department within the same department and department and work on the same geographic site for up to five days. The employer will endeavour to give priority to the most qualified regular employee for the highest position. It was agreed that there would not be a minimum number of hours for the „shut-down“ notification. The construction phase agreement does not provide for a preference for positions, the allocation of overtime and/or minimum declarations of change of position.