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CUPE Local 5500 representing approximately 130 Transit Supervisors, Garage Supervisors, and Security personnel at OC Transpo ratified a new three year collective agreement with the City of Ottawa earlier this summer. The new collective agreement will be retroactive to April 1, 2005 and will operate until March 31, 2008.

The agreement was reached after two days with the assistance of a Federal Conciliation Officer and an additional two days with a Federal Mediator.

Highlights of the agreement include 3 wage adjustments over the term of the agreement of three per cent each, an increase in the vision care benefit, a new court duty premium, improvements in seniority, and employer paid Union Leave for conventions.