NORTH VANCOUVER – CUPE 389 members and the North Vancouver City Library have ratified a new three-year agreement that provides improved working conditions for CUPE members and enhanced library services for the community.
“This round of negotiations, both the union and management engaged in open discussions. This respectful and collaborative approach allowed us to address concerns, find common ground, and work together to implement solutions,” said CUPE 389 President Yvette Mercier.
The three-year deal provides wage increases of 3 percent in 2022, 4.5 percent in 2023 and 4 percent in 2024. It also includes a one-time lump sum inflationary support payment of 3.5 percent plus 1.0 percent, based on 2022 wages.
Other key improvements include new funding for mental health services as well as increases to employer paid dental premiums and bereavement leave.
“CUPE 389 members are proud to provide library services in the City of North and we look forward to continuing to work with the library to serve the community,” adds Mercier.
CUPE Local 389 is a composite local that represents approximately 2,600 workers on the North Shore, including workers at the North Vancouver School District 44, District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, District and City Libraries, North Vancouver Recreation Commission, Northlands Golf Course, Northshore Neighbourhood House, the Village of Lions Bay, and the North Vancouver Museum and Archives.