TNRD, CUPE Local 900 reach contract agreement
An agreement has been reached between the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 900.
The contract applies to all unionized staff in the civic office in Kamloops and includes operations, planning, building inspection, solid waste, utilities, finance and administration.
The contract expires on Dec. 31, 2013 and is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2011. Some of the key elements of the new collective agreement includes a two per cent raise per year for the three years, plus minor increases to benefits and minor housekeeping changes.
“The union has been in bargaining with the TNRD for nine months, so it is nice to see that it resulted in a positive outcome,” said CUPE Local 900 president Jason Tomlin,