City reaches deal with employee union

deal has to be ratified by membership and city council

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has reached a tentative deal with the City of Campbell River.

Laurence Amy, Vice President of CUPE 401, said union city workers came to an agreement with the city during a meeting Tuesday mediated by Debbie Cameron from the BC Labour Relations Board.

“It still has to be ratified by council and our membership,” Amy said. “We’re (CUPE) going to meet on Nov. 7 to ratify it, but then it would still have to go before council. It’s still up to the members.”

Amy said the tentative deal was a joint agreement between the two parties hammered out over a 13-hour session. Amy said he couldn’t comment on any details surrounding the agreement until it has been ratified.

CUPE 401 members have been without a contract since 2009 and had voted in favour of strike action nearly two months ago.

CUPE was asking for a wage increase relative to the inflation rate and stable working hours.

 

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