Longueuil, QC–CUPE 306, the Union representing 200 public swimming pool employees in Longueuil, 39 in Bouchervilleand 40 in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, is pleased to announce that it has concluded agreements in principle with the three cities.
The looming threat of a strike by employees of the Longueuil pools has been lifted.
These employees, mostly young people, were without a contract since 2006.The new agreements include a harmonization of collective agreements, wage increases, wage increases and the implementation of new salary structure,and improvements to normative and monetary clauses. Members will be convened to ratify the new collective agreements during the week of July 25. If accepted, the new collective agreements will remainin effect until 2015.
“We are pleased with this turn of events.The administratorsof these municipalities have understood the importance of the work these people do,”noted the president of CUPE 306, Daniel Duval.
However, there have been no developments in the negotiations concerning pool employees and crossing guards in St. Lambert. The union plans to increase its actions to resolve matters in that municipality.
“We’ll have to go before the Labour Ministry to convey to the administrators in Saint-Lambert that the unfair treatment has gone on long enough,” added union representative Carl Dubé.
Carl Dubé, CUPE union representative, 514 347-2476
Ronald Boisrond, CUPE Information Service, 514 802-2802