Some city managers are feeling a bit blind-sided by a sudden wage freeze for this year and next. Management normally receive an annual increase of 2.9 per cent--but--City Manager Terry Totton tells CHSJ news given the current economic situation a freeze on raises was the right thing to do.
Totton says management knew it would happen eventually but not until next year. When the province put a wage freeze on civil servants, officials indicated municipal governments should follow suit. Totton says they were worried if council did not implement the wage freeze the province would cut funding to the city.