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CUPE 1004 and the Pacific National Exhibition have reached a tentative three-year agreement.  The deal comes three days before the start of the annual fair. CUPE represents 3,400 fulltime, part time and Fair-time workers at the PNE.  

The tentative agreement runs from Jan. 1, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2016 and includes: 

  • General wage increases of 4.5% over the three years of the agreement (0.5-2-2 respectively);
  • Improvements to the employee benefits cost share;
  • New language for standby pay provisions;
  • Establishment of a training fund for forepersons; 
  • New parental/adoption/pregnancy leave provisions

Read our press release for more information.