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Vancouver City Council ratifies collective agreement

April 19 2016

Vancouver City Hall sign

Vancouver City Council has ratified the terms of a new collective agreement covering outside workers represented by CUPE Local 1004. Union members voted to accept the settlement earlier this month.

The new collective agreement covers 1,650 employees who perform outside labour and trades work in:

  • Engineering
  • Parks
  • Mountain View Cemetery

The term is four years, beginning January 1, 2016, and expiring December 31, 2019.

Settlement details

The settlement provides for wage increases totaling 7% over the four years of the contract (1.5%, 1.5%, 2.0%, and 2.0%). These adjustments are generally aligned with inflation projections.

Bargaining continues for other workers

Bargaining continues with unions representing the balance of the City's workforce, including inside workers and firefighters.