Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska, NB – After a ten-month lockout, the Union representing the municipal employees of Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska and the Municipal Council have ratified a new collective agreement.
The Municipal Council has accepted, last night, the agreement reached earlier this week with Local 4576 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. The two village employees will be returning to work Monday.
«These negotiations have been extremely difficult for the two members of Local 4576 and the whole community», said Gérald LeBlanc, union representative with CUPE.
« The new five-year collective agreement includes salary increases of 6 per cent and the two permanent positions have been changed to seasonal employment. »
The new collective agreement will expire in December 2014.