WINNIPEG – Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 500 last Tuesday, voted 61.6 per cent in favour of the tentative agreement with the City of Winnipeg.
The previous agreement between CUPE Local 500 and the City of Winnipeg expired in December 2014.
CUPE Local 500 President Mike Davidson says that the union pushed back on concessions and worked hard to achieve a fair contract.
“It was a very difficult round of bargaining but both sides came to a satisfactory agreement,” said Davidson. “Our members are proud to deliver high quality municipal services that contribute to an excellent quality of life for all Winnipeggers.”
The new deal provides for a wage increase of 4 per cent over two years. It also includes employment security and benefit improvements. In addition, the agreement renews a Joint Education, Training and Staff Development Fund that provides opportunities to municipal workers to enhance their skills.
CUPE Local 500 represents close to 5,000 inside and outside employees at the City of Winnipeg.