Town Of Palm Beach Threatens Pay And Benefit Cuts For Firefighters And Paramedics

Palm Beach, FL - The Palm Beach Town Council has scheduled a special public hearing on October 16, 2003 at 9:30 AM to decide the fate of firefighter/paramedic pay and benefits. Town administrators and Fire-Rescue department managers have recommended cutting pay and reducing benefits ranging from $200.00 to over $7,000 annually for some firefighter and paramedics. Proposed Supervisory cuts will total over $12,000.00 annually. The Supervisors will be having a separate Public Hearing concerning their issues on November 14, 2003. The average reduction would be approximately $4,400.00 annually.The recommended cuts come on the heels of salary and benefit increases and promotions for Fire-Resc...

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