The City of Quesnel will have four years of labour peace with a portion of its municipal workers.
The city and employees represented by CUPE Local 1050 have ratified a new four-year collective agreement effective June 8, 2016.
The deal covers outside workers, city hall, and municipal employees at the Quesnel RCMP detachment and provides a wage increase of 7 percent over the four years.
“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. We are pleased that staff and the CUPE negotiating team settled this in a respectful manner without disruption or delays” stated Mayor Bob Simpson.
“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 new agreement” stated CUPE Local 1050 President Dave Rollo.
The city says an agreement with CUPE 1050-01, which represents primarily recreation staff, still needs to be negotiated.