Nelson’s 11 professional firefighters are going to salary arbitration with the city.
Outgoing International Association of Fire Fighters district 6 vice-president Lorne West says they’ve been without a contract since 2011.
And despite recent increases they’re still paid less than other BC firefighters.
But West says it’s not a bitter dispute.
It’s not clear exactly what the firefighters are asking for or what the city is offering.
The previous contract also went to arbitration and resulted in a 24.5 per cent wage increase.