Charlottetown wastewater workers settle

CHARLOTTETOWN: Five members of CUPE 501 have settled their 27 day old dispute with the City of Charlottetown at its wastewater treatment plant.

CUPE National Representative Bill McKinnon said the contract “achieves all the objectives” the workers had for their new contract.

Both union and management have already ratified the deal, reached with the help of a provincial conciliator.

Included in the agreement are:

  • full stand-by pay adjustment and double time for Saturdays, retroactive to January 1st, 2007
  • 2 per cent “technological adjustment”
  • wage adjustments of three, three and three per cent during the life of the contract
  • maximum work period and rest period language
  • improvements in bereavement leave language

“We appreciate the City addressing our interests as we attempted throughout, to address theirs,” McKinnon said. “The Waste Water Treatment Plant employees and the City can now move forward with respect and in a spirit of cooperation to provide the good citizens of Charlottetown the kind of service they deserve.”