CUPE News
Also in this section:

May 27, 2011

   |   Share This Story   

Deal in a day for Grand Forks library workers

GRAND FORKS—CUPE library workers and the Grand Forks Public Library have ratified a new three-year collective agreement after only one day of negotiations .

The seven members of CUPE Local 2254 at the library signed a new agreement with wage increases of 2.5 per cent in each of the three years ending June 30, 2014. The agreement includes improvements to vision care, dental plan, temporary backfill rates and vacation times. 

CUPE 2254 bargaining spokesperson Lee-Anne Halifax said she is “especially proud of the great bullying and harassment language now included in the collective agreement that came out of a union initiative following the last round of bargaining.” 

CUPE 2254 shop steward Renee Milaney called the talks “respectful and responsive” adding that “the library board set a cooperative tone during these negotiations that made the process fast, professional and productive.”

Library Director Heather Buzzell said, “the negotiations demonstrate how well we have come together to work as a team.”

Halifax said the board and the union have also clarified how their joint labour/management committee will work to deal with issues during the length of the agreement.

cope491

Related News

Sechelt library workers ink four-year deal

Sep 18, 2014

SECHELT — CUPE 391 members working at the Sechelt Library and the Sechelt Public Library Association Board have ratified a new collective agreement. more...

Municipal wage and salary report a shoddy, politically-motivated attack

Sep 17, 2014

BURNABY—A B.C. government report on wages and salaries paid by local governments—“leaked” by a right-wing special interest group that contributed more...

Parksville city workers net four-year deal

Sep 16, 2014

PARKSVILLE – CUPE Local 401 and the City of Parksville have reached a new tentative collective agreement. The four-year contract includes wage increases more...

Victoria area workers ratify three-year deals

Sep 11, 2014

VICTORIA - CUPE civic workers in Greater Victoria have ratified new three-year deals.  The contracts run until Dec. 31, 2016 an includes wage increases more...

Click here for the archive