Courtesy of the City of Williams Lake:
City of Williams Lake Council unanimously ratified the terms of a new three-year Collective Agreement covering outside and inside workers represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 882-B. The settlement provides for wage increases totaling 5.25% over the three years of the contract (1.5%, 1.75%, 2%). These adjustments are generally aligned with inflation projections.
“Both the City and the Union worked extremely well together,” states Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb. “Bargaining was successful with a 96% member vote on ratification. The contract is the product of working together to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome, and we look forward to continuing our positive relationship.”
Councillor Scott Nelson states, “I am very pleased that both sides felt heard and respected at the bargaining table. Council deeply appreciates the strong dedication of the City of Williams Lake’s employees, and recognizes the significant efforts of the negotiating team.”