The City of Duncan and its CUPE Local 358 workers have signed a new four-year contract. (File photo)

The City of Duncan and its CUPE Local 358 workers have signed a new four-year contract. (File photo)

CUPE workers for City of Duncan sign new collective agreement

Contract ends on Dec. 31, 2024

The City of Duncan’s CUPE Local 358 workers have signed a new four-year contract that will run from Jan. 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2024.

The collective agreement provides wage increases every year along with other improvements including access to more vacation for new employees, more support for casual and temporary employees, and improved allowances and premiums.

While happy to achieve a new collective agreement, CUPE 358 members know that the work continues to make sure public services for Duncan residents are delivered well, according to CUPE 358 President Jeff Parker.

“We are going back to the grassroots of this relationship and will work to improve the services the people of Duncan depend on,” said Parker.

“We are committed to working with the city through the Labour Relations Committee to rebuild trust by concentrating on a solid foundation of mutual respect.”

As the City of Duncan does not have its own internal human resources department, Parker said he hopes the ongoing work of CUPE 358 engaging members and bringing their wisdom and expertise to the Labour Relations Committee will be beneficial for all residents.

“Duncan employees know what it takes to keep our community beautiful, prosperous, healthy and safe,” he said.

“Now that we have a new collective agreement, we look forward to working together with the city to make Duncan even better.”

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