City and CUPE Local 50 Ratify 3 Year Collective Agreement

The City of Victoria and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 50 have ratified a new collective agreement for the period of January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016.

Terms of the three year agreement include wage increases of 1.75% the first year, 1% in January 2015 and 1% in July 2015, and 2% in 2016. Collective bargaining occurred from May to July. The agreement was ratified by the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association on August 20, followed by CUPE Local 50 last night. The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents the City’s largest union with close to 850 members.