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Tentative agreement to be voted on by union on Sunday

VANCOUVER - CUPE 1004 President Mike Jackson is proud to announce that his bargaining committee and the City of Vancouver met today and reached a tentative agreement which will be voted on by union members on Sunday.

“We are pleased to announce that we had a productive session with the employer today and have successfully tweaked Foley’s recommendations,” says CUPE 1004 President Mike Jackson. “The result is a tentative agreement we can recommend to our members.”

The parties agreed to improved benefit coverage - acupunture has been added to the list of items covered and employees will receive complete benefit coverage after their first month of employment rather than after their sixth month.

There were a number of other adjustments to Foley’s recommendations:

  • A joint committee to address the assignment of overtime was established.
  • The Olympic partnership agreement was adjusted to include an expedited dispute resolution process and system for assigning Olympic work.
  • Areas of feasibility (horticulture, golf courses, sanitation) were identified for consideration by the compressed work week committee.
  • Return to work agreement includes extention of time limit to return from 10 days to 14 days.
  • Grievances will no longer be deemed abandoned after 90 days.

CUPE 1004 represents Vancouver’s 2,000 outside workers. They have been on strike since July 19, 2007.

To view FOLEY’S RECOMMENDATIONS AND PREVIOUSLY AGREED TO ITEMS http://www.fairnessforcivicworkers.ca/www/news/ALERT_Foleys_recomme