The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 768, representing approximately 45 workers, voted in favour of a collective agreement with the City of Corner Brook in December and had the official signing last Friday.
Negotiations took place in September through November, and a ratification vote by CUPE 768 members, resulted in the agreement being ratified. The agreement was then sent to a City Council public meeting and ratified.
The agreement provides for a four year Collective Agreement, effective January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2020.
– The wage increase over this four year agreement includes a 2 per cent increase effective January 1 of each year
– Other highlights include language improvements
“We are thrilled to announce that through concerted negotiations and respectful dialogue during the fall, we have achieved an agreement that is mindful of the City’s financial position, and members of CUPE 768,” said Mayor Charles Pender. “Council deeply appreciates the dedication of the City of Corner Brook employees, and recognizes the significant efforts of the negotiating team.”
The agreement was reached by the City’s internal negotiation committee and the Union without the need or use of external negotiators, or the use of Provincial Government appointed conciliators.
Mayor Charles Pender