Collective Agreement Reached in Quesnel
Quesnel, B.C. – A collective agreement has been struck between the City of Quesnel and CUPE 1050 – the union representing the City’s outside workers, City Hall and RCMP municipal employees.
The term is for four years effective June 8, 2016 and expires on June 7, 2020. The wages increase is 7% over four years (1.5%, 1.5%,2% and 2%).
“Council approved this agreement feeling that it is reflective of inflation and the increases are in line with the amounts budgeted in our 5-year financial plan for the City,” said Mayor Bob Simpson. “We are pleased that staff and the CUPE negotiating team settled this in a respectful manner without disruption or delays.”
Union leadership were pleased too: “We are happy to achieve a fair settlement with the City of Quesnel for our membership and appreciate that we were able to go through the process smoothly with city staff. We look forward to implementing the terms of this agreement,” said CUPE 1050 President Dave Rollo.
The collective agreement with CUPE 1050-01 has not been negotiated yet. This primarily covers recreation staff at the City.