VICTORIA – CUPE civic workers in Greater Victoria have ratified new three-year deals. The contracts run until Dec. 31, 2016 an includes wage increases of 1.75 per cent for the first year, one per cent in January 2015 and one per cent in July 2015, and two per cent in 2016. The final ratification votes were completed this week.
The negotiations with respective employers and the Greater VictoriaLabour Relations Association cover agreements with City of Victoria workers, North Saanich, Greater Victoria Public Library, Colwood, Oak Bay, Sidney, Metchosin, Esquimalt, West Shore, the Capital Regional District and the Victoria Police Board. The wage package is the same in all the agreements, but contract language varies.
The no-concessions deals were ratified following five months of negotiations. The agreements were ratified by the employers in mid-August.
CUPE locals covered in the settlements are:
Local 50 City of Victoria
Local 50 Victoria Police Board
Local 333 Township of Esquimalt
Local 374 District of Oak Bay
Local 374 City of Colwood
Local 374 City of Metchosin
Local 374 Town of Sidney
Local 374 District of North Saanich
Local 410 Greater Victoria Public Libraries
Local 1978 Capital Regional District
Local 1978 West Shore Parks and Recreation