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HIALEAH (CBS4) – The Hialeah City Commission unanimously approved a new two year deal which includes pay cuts and furloughs.

The commission voted 7-0 in a brief meeting Thursday night.

It was the last hurdle after the Hialeah Fire union previously gave the deal the green light. Officials say as many as 70 jobs were saved by the ratification.

Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, firefighters will get a five percent pay cut, pay five percent more for insurance, take seven furlough days and lose holiday pay for the first year of the deal. Along with other concessions the city hopes to save $4 million to $6 million a year.

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