CUPE workers settle new contract

Union employees have reached a new agreement with the City of Trail, after working without a contract for one year.

Union employees have reached a new agreement with the City of Trail, after working without a contract for one year.

The new Collective Agreement was ratified last week for 112 members of CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) Local 2087, and is retroactive to March 1, 2015.

Terms of the five-year contract include a 2 per cent wage increase annually as well as improvements to extended health benefits and contract language.

“The city is pleased the negotiations have concluded successfully, providing certainty in the provision of municipal services in the coming years,” said Coun. Robert Cacchioni, council’s representative on the city’s bargaining committee.

“Overall, we are happy the agreement reflects fairness for the employees and is respectful to the city’s taxpayers.

“We are also confident this agreement will ensure a positive working environment and relationship for the city and its unionized employees.”

Trail council approved the terms on Wednesday and the CUPE bargaining unit endorsed the agreement the following day.

“I’d like to thank the bargaining committee and staff representative for their hard work in reaching this deal,” said CUPE President Jean Poole.

“We had a productive and respectful round of bargaining and we look forward to serving residents and businesses in the City of Trail.”

Just Posted

Starbucks baristas in Trail donate $7,000 in tips

Funds will go toward the breakfast program in five Kootenay Columbia elementary schools

Good fencing makes good neighbours— especially when your neighbours are bears

Workshop in Pass Creek this weekend to promote benefits of proper protection for livestock

Feeling the heat

What you see: If you have a recent photo to share email

Air time at Trail Sk8 Park

The Trail Sk8Park is located near the Gyro Park boat launch

B.C. MP’s climate-change alarmism challenged

Letter to the Editor from Thorpe Watson, PhD, Warfield

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Protesters confront Environment Minister in B.C.

Protesters wanting more for killer whales confront Catherine McKenna

Humans reshaping evolutionary history of species around the globe: paper

University of British Columbia researcher had the paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society

Toronto ‘carding’ activist Desmond Cole stopped by police in Vancouver

Cole says his experience reveals what daily life is like for black and Indigenous residents

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

B.C. on track to record same number of overdose deaths as last year

128 people died of overdoses in September, bringing the total to more than 1,100 so far in 2018

B.C. firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief

Canadians more prepared for weather disaster than financial one: poll

RBC recommends people check their bank app as often as the weather app

B.C. dog owner sues after pet killed in beaver trap

A Kamloops man is suing the operator of a trapline north of the city after his dog died

Most Read