The City of North Vancouver and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have recently reached a new collective agreement after several months of negotiation.
The agreement, which covers approximately 270 CUPE members working for the City of North Vancouver, includes a 5.25% wage increase spread over three years, as well as improved benefits and job security provisions.
The agreement also includes language around gender equity and the prevention of workplace harassment, with both parties committing to creating a respectful and inclusive workplace.
With the cost of living continuing to rise in the North Vancouver area, the wage increase will help ensure that CUPE members are able to support themselves and their families.
In addition to the wage increase, the agreement also includes improvements to job security provisions, with a commitment from the City to avoid contracting out work that could be done by CUPE members.
Overall, the new agreement is being hailed as a positive step forward by both the City of North Vancouver and CUPE. It demonstrates a commitment to fair compensation, job security, and a respectful and inclusive workplace for all employees.
As the City of North Vancouver continues to grow and evolve, it is important that its workers are valued and supported. The new collective agreement between the City and CUPE is a step in the right direction towards achieving this goal.