The agreement with the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) will be sent to the General Assembly for approval.
By Christine Stuart, CTNewsJunkie.com
Thirty-five union bargaining units have ratified an agreement with Gov. Ned Lamont for the next three years that includes 2.5% general wage increases and a lump-sum payment of $3,500 for each member, according to the governor’s office.
“The parties entered these discussions knowing the stakes,” Lamont said in a press release. “The state has to live within its means just like the families and businesses we serve and represent, but this is also a unique situation where state employees did extraordinary work during a paradigm-altering pandemic, inflation has concurrently increased, and the state workforce could potentially undergo significant changes due to retirements and uncompetitive wages.”
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