All CUPE members work under the protection of a contract called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve issues in the workplace. If you would like a hard copy of your collective agreement, please speak to your steward. If you don`t know who your steward is or how to reach your contact, contact the CUPE office near you. The City of Kamloops and CUPE 900, the union representing municipal employees, are still negotiating months after the end of their five-year contract. "I am very pleased with how the negotiations have resulted in a successful, long-term contract," Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian said in a joint city and CUPE Local 900 news release. Workers in the City of Kamloops BC, represented by CUPE 900, voted 96.2 per cent in favour of a new five-year collective agreement. The new contract includes salary adjustments of 2.5 per cent in the first year, 2.25 per cent in the second year and 2 per cent for each of the remaining contract years. The collective agreement provides that unionized municipal employees will receive a wage increase of 10.75 per cent during the five-year contract term – 2.5 per cent in the first year, 2.25 per cent in the second year and two per cent in each of the remaining three years of the agreement. "Both the union and the city have worked together on a fair deal for workers that matches inflation and protects the services citizens rely on," Sullivan said. These changes will result in more efficient procedures by reducing the costs associated with disputes and disputes between the parties. If you have questions about your rights at work, the best person you can talk to is your local steward or executive.
You will know the specific details of your agreement. The city said they had not been negotiated in the media and that several calls from KTW had not been returned to the union. According to a BC government report, inflation in the province was 2.7 per cent from the previous year in April 2019. Statistics Canada`s report for the country shows that bc has been the leader in inflation in the 12 months to April 2019, ranking first among provinces with a rate of 0.7 per cent above the national average. The terms of the agreement also cover several budgetary issues. . . .