The City of Quesnel and the CUPE 1050 bargaining unit have ratified the terms of a new four year collective agreement. This agreement covers the outside workers, City Hall and RCMP municipal employees.
“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 Quesnel 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 term is four years effective June 8, 2016 and expires on June 7, 2020. The wages increase is 7% over four years (1.5%, 1.5%, 2% and 2%). The wage increase is generally reflective of inflationary pressures.
The collective agreement for CUPE 1050-01 still remains to be negotiated. This primarily covers the recreation staff.