WHITE ROCK – CUPE 402-01 negotiators in White Rock are proud to announce that they have now reached a tentative settlement with their employer - the 10th civic agreement in the Lower Mainland in recent weeks. It is unknown when White Rock City Council will ratify the agreement, but the union will be recommending the deal to their members for ratification later in the week.
“We have reached a tentative agreement that is fair and falls within the regional settlement pattern,” says Mike Guraliuk, CUPE 402-01 president. “Furthermore, it addresses key local issues that are important to White Rock’s city workers and beneficial to the employer and community.”
CUPE 402-01 will not be releasing details of the agreement until both parties have ratified, but Guraliuk is willing to say the deal “reflects agreements reached throughout the region.”
“So far this year CUPE has negotiated 946 agreements with employers across Canada, over 99 per cent of which were reached without a labour disruption. White Rock is the 947th,” says CUPE BC President Barry O’Neill.
“Yet another civic settlement in the Lower Mainland makes it obvious that something more than the garbage stinks in Vancouver. The public must be asking, why have there been three labour disputes in the City of Vancouver since 1997?” says O’Neill, and all of them under the same NPA-dominated council.”
CUPE 402-01 represents 90 inside, outside, and RCMP office staff at the City of White Rock.
Mike Guraliuk, CUPE 402-01 President, c: 604-250-6535
Barry O’Neill, CUPE BC President, c: 604-340-6768
Diane Kalen, CUPE Communications, c: 778-229-0258