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MONCTON, NB. – The City of Moncton has signed a new collective agreement with its outside workers CUPE 51.

CUPE members have voted 80 per cent in favour of the new agreement.

This agreement is a four-year extension of the current contract, which expires in December 2006,” explained CUPE 51 president Donnie Williams.

The City had just ratified collective agreements with two others groups and a similar offer was put on the table for the outside workers.”

The new collective agreement includes a salary increase of 3 per cent for each of the four years of the new collective agreement and a 1 per cent increase for the remaining two years of the actual contract.

We have also improved benefits for the casual workers and made some minor language changes”, concluded Williams.

CUPE 51 represents 220 outside workers in Moncton.

For more information

Donnie Williams
CUPE 51 president
(506) 871-4472

Susan Barton
CUPE representative
(506) 857-2816