Summerland, B.C., civic workers ratify new agreement

|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 03/19/2018
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CUPE 1136 represents about 80 employees who work in a wide range of departments including water and wastewater treatment, public works, engineering and recreation and also provide support and clerical services for the district and RCMP. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Members of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 1136 voted on March 13 in favour of ratifying a new five-year agreement.

The tentative agreement was reached last week after multiple bargaining sessions and the District of Summerland also voted in favour of ratifying the agreement.

"We are pleased to have concluded this round of negotiations and to have a new agreement in place that we believe benefits both workers and the community," says CUPE 1136 President Lionel Bruckal. "We look forward to continuing to partner with the District to provide quality community services to residents and businesses."

The new deal — which is retroactive to Jan. 1 — includes of wage increases of two per cent, 1.75 per cent, two per cent, two per cent and two per cent in each year of the agreement. Other improvements include increases to shift premiums, boot allowance and probationary employee pay and the deal also includes an agreement to explore flexible work schedules with the district, said the union.

CUPE 1136 represents about 80 employees who work in a wide range of departments including water and wastewater treatment, public works, engineering and recreation and also provide support and clerical services for the district and RCMP.

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