The city and the union plan to begin the next round of collective bargaining in the fall. “The members of IAFF Local 905 are pleased to have reached this agreement with the city and ratification by both parties,” said Mike Rispin, President of IAFF Local 905. “This is a step towards building a strong relationship with the city and creating a solid foundation for our members who are progressing after many years without a contract.” NANAIMO – The City Council and the Firefighters` Union are ratifying a new collective agreement. According to a City press release, the transaction is an extension of a 2010-11 collective agreement and expires on December 31, 2015. Nanaimo City Council has entered into a new collective agreement with the International Association of Firefighters Local 905, which includes four retroactive 2.5 per cent salary increases from January 1, 2012. Nanaimo`s unionized firefighters will see a pay increase this year.