City workers accept freeze

Wages and benefits increase in second year
By Gordon Sova
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/18/2011

After months of difficult negotiations,” according to the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 500, there is a new agreement for 4,600 inside and outside employees of the City of Winnipeg.

An earlier tentative agreement was turned down on February 18, but this one was accepted by an 85 per cent margin on March 25.

The union was in a strike position, though no deadline had been set when a conciliator was able to help the parties to reach a deal.Wages will increase by one per cent in the second year and 2.5 per cent in the third and fourth. A new top step was added for the two classes of Customer Service Representatives.