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New pay plan in effect for firefighters

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Chattanooga mayor Andy Berke has announced a new pay plan for firefighters.  

The new plan will give employees a three percent pay increase every two years.  Currently firefighters cannot get pay raises unless they are promoted or received a salary increase.  

The announcement comes months after Mayor Berke vowed to fix issues with the department's pay plan.  Nearly 500-thousand dollars has been allocated to fix the current pay structure.  

The new change goes into affect July 1st.  

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