Athol town employees unanimously approved a new contract that includes 2.5 percent raises for each of the three years. Also, members won an additional step increase in the second year of the contract.
Benefits that improved include an increased clothing allowance, night-shift differential, longevity payments, and cellphone reimbursements.
Members won a commitment from management to further develop policies against bullying and harassment during the life of the contract. Respect and dignity language was also added to the agreement