City and Unions reach three new Collective Agreements

NEWS RELEASE

The City of Penticton is pleased to announce it has reached five-year agreements with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 608 and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 213, along with a six-year agreement with CUPE Local 608 Library.

All three settlements have the City’s unionized employees receiving a two per cent pay increase in each of the years of their agreements.

“It has been a busy year at the City of Penticton, with three of its four collective agreements expiring on December 31, 2018,” said Chief Administrative Officer, Donny van Dyk.  “The City is looking forward to working closely with CUPE and IBEW to continue providing great services to the citizens of Penticton and, at the same time, to making the City a fantastic place to work.”

Next up is collective bargaining with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF).  The current contract expires on December 31, 2019.

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Contact:

Philip Cooper
Communication Manager
City of Penticton
250-490-2583