CUPE Local 830 ratify a 3-year contract with city

CHARLOTTETOWN – “The Charlottetown Water & Sewer Utility Workers for the City have recently ratified a three-year collective agreement,” says Bill McKinnon, National Representative for CUPE.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 830 represents 24 employees in the Charlottetown Water & Sewer Utility for the City.

Local 830 employees maintain the water distribution and collection system for the City. The Local has been without a contract since December 31st, 2012.

The tentative agreement was reached at the table on September 19th, 2013 and was ratified unanimously by the Union on September 25th, 2013. The new collective agreement was signed by the parties last week.

“We were satisfied with the package we were able to negotiate for our members, particularly in these difficult economic times. The members will receive a 6% wage adjustment over the three years of the agreement (2.0% in 2013, 2% in 2014 and 2% in 2015). Additional improvements included banked overtime, safety clothing and adjustments to on-call pay.

We certainly did not accomplish everything we set out to do but obviously one never does at the bargaining table” concluded McKinnon