The CUPE Local 3197 Collective Agreement has been ratified by the City of Edmonton this week, following a vote that took place late last month by its members.
“The City’s Paramedics and EMTs perform invaluable work for the residents of Edmonton,” said 3197 President Gerry Wiles. “They are dedicated professionals who work in a system that is facing extreme pressures from a growing and aging population.”
The 4-year agreement ending in 2010 includes wage increases (4.0% in 2007; 4.0% in 2008; 4.5% in 2009; and 3.0% in 2010), a Letter of Consultation regarding basic wages for January 2010, restructure of the wage grid, supplemental pension plan for 2010, and agreement in other key areas.
the gains made in this round of bargaining were not all that the
membership had hoped for,” said CUPE Alberta President D’Arcy Lanovaz,
“the increases and important issues that were addressed will go a long
way to strengthen the foundation of the working relationship between
the City of Edmonton and the membership of CUPE Local 3197.”
The members of 3197 feel that meaningful discussions began at the bargaining table, and that they will continue long after the agreement is signed. The collaboration between the parties will lead to a bright future for the Paramedics who proudly serve the citizens of Edmonton.
For more information contact:
Gerry Wiles, President
CUPE Local 3197