RDCK ratifies CUPE contracts

The RDCK Board has ratified agreements with CUPE Locals 2262 and 748

  • Dec. 17, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Chris Stedile

Arrow Lakes News

The RDCK Board has ratified agreements with CUPE Locals 2262 (Castlegar Arenas, Aquatic Centre and Landfill Attendants) and 748 (Creston and District Community Complex).

Both agreements will see CUPE staff receive a 1.5 per cent increase, retroactive to March 1, 2014.

However, the agreements expire February 28, 2015.

Joe Chirico, General Manager of Community Services said he believes that reaching an agreement again before this date is up should not be too difficult.

“I think we have a good relationship with our employees and usually our negotiations are very cordial and productive.”

Chirico said he hopes to have the discussions begin sooner rather than later.

Karen Hamling, RDCK Board Chair said, “We are pleased with the outcome of the discussions with the CUPE Locals in Castlegar and Creston. We commend our bargaining team and that of each Local in agreeing to terms that are fair and equitable.”


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