Library workers, regional district reach deal on four-year contract

Highlights of the agreement include a 2.25 per cent wage increase retroactive to Jan. 1, 2019, and a two per cent salary increase per year on Jan. 1 of 2020, 2021 and 2022

Library workers in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District have a new contract.

Members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union and the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library have agreed to a new four-year collective agreement that expires on Dec. 31, 2022.

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Highlights of the agreement include a 2.25 per cent wage increase retroactive to Jan. 1, 2019, and a two per cent salary increase per year on Jan. 1 of 2020, 2021 and 2022. I

According to the TNRD, there are some improvements and changes to vacation entitlement, special leave and health benefits, and some language changes with respect to library operations.

This announcement comes four months after the TNRD agreed to a new five-year collective agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 900.

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