The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 706, representing approximately 85 outside workers, voted in favour of a tentative collective agreement with the City of Corner Brook last week.
Negotiations took place during August and September, and a ratification vote by CUPE 706 members took place on Tuesday October 4, 2016, with the membership ratifying the agreement. The agreement will go to City Council public meeting for ratification on October 17, 2016.
The tentative agreement provides for a four year Collective Agreement commencing January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2020.
- The wage increases over this four year agreement includes a 2 per cent increase effective January 1, 2017 of each year
- Other highlights include improved access to employee benefits and language improvements
The tentative agreement was reached by the City and the Union internal negotiation committees without the use of external negotiators, or the requirement for the use of Provincial Government appointed conciliators.
“The City of Corner Brook and the Union members have worked extremely well together and successfully maintained a strong and respectful working relationship. Council deeply appreciates the dedication of the City of Corner Brook employees, and recognize the significant efforts of the negotiating team.”
- Charles Pender, Mayor
Mayor Charles Pender
For Immediate Release