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CUPE 50, representing municipal workers in Victoria, and the City of Victoria reached a tentative agreement last Thursday, October 13, after two days of mediation.

“We are confident that the agreement we have reached addresses the pressure of inflation we know our members are facing,” says CUPE 50 President, John Burrows. “I’m pleased that we were able to reach a fair deal that supports workers, and the important services they provide to the community.”

Negotiations started in June 2022 and continued through to September 2022 without an agreement.

Details of the tentative deal are not yet public as the tentative agreement requires ratification from both the union’s members and the City of Victoria. Both parties are planning to schedule ratification votes within the next several weeks.

CUPE 50 members working for the City of Victoria provide a wide variety of vital public services to residents and visitors including infrastructure maintenance, municipal administration, parks and recreation, sanitation, street cleaning, water and utilities, building inspection, by-law, and planning.