Cranbrook, BC (January 8, 2018) -- The City of Cranbrook management and CUPE Local 2090 members have reached a 4 year collective agreement. CUPE 2090 held a ratification vote on the agreement on December 19, 2017, and City Council ratified the agreement on Monday January 8, 2018.
During the negotiation both parties worked collaboratively, negotiating mutually beneficial terms to ensure quality services to our residents and businesses. The agreement in many aspects improves employee safety, wellness and benefits, while re-establishing policies for sustainable operation. The agreement runs until February 28, 2021 and is retroactive from March 1, 2017. The settlement includes annual increase of wages from March 1, 2017 until February 28, 2021 at 2%, 2%, 2.2% and 2.3%.
“I would like to thank CUPE and City management staff for the professional way these negotiations were undertaken,” says Mayor Lee Pratt. “Reaching an agreement of this length will make sure we continue to have stable, quality services for all of our customers, which continues to be a priority for us.”
“The Union is pleased that an agreement has been reached and we look forward to working with the City to continue building our collaborative relationship,” says Chris Ellis, President of CUPE Local 2090. “Both bargaining committees worked hard in reaching the settlement, but I especially want to thank the City’s CAO David Kim for his progressive approach to negotiations.”
Nearly 150 CUPE 2090 inside and outside workers are dedicated to providing many public services including: road maintenance, garbage collection, water and wastewater operations, parks and recreation services, bylaw services, planning services, engineering services, RCMP support, and administrative services at City Hall and our other municipal facilities.