Winnipeg firefighters will enjoy a raise of more than nine per cent over the next three years, if city council green lights the union’s new contract proposal.

The United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg agreed to a new contract this week, which calls for a three per cent increase in each of the three years of the agreement.

The firefighter union also agreed to enhanced medical benefits.

The deal made some provisions to deal with increasing overtime concerns, including allowing the city to use temporary workers and buy back some of the firefighters’ leave days.

The contract still has to be approved by city council before it is put in place.

A spokesperson for the union declined to comment on the deal until after the council vote.