DELTA, BC – It has been a long haul, but civic workers in Delta finally have a tentative agreement with the Corporation of Delta and Delta Police Board. Council will conduct a ratification vote tonight and the union, CUPE 454, will hold their vote on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, with vote results expected at 7:30 p.m.
“We are extremely pleased at the progress we have made in our direct talks with our employer, the Corporation of Delta,” says Darryl Robison, CUPE 454 president. “Delta leadership clearly resisted the City of Vancouver and Bureau imposed agenda and negotiated a deal that worked for our community.”
Recent talks have taken place without the help of a mediator and with only limited involvement from the GVRD Labour Relations Bureau.
Robison also thanked union members for standing strong and the public in Delta for supporting CUPE 454 efforts to freely negotiate a collective agreement.
Details of the agreement will not be released until CUPE 454 members have had an opportunity to vote on it this coming Wednesday.
CUPE 454 (Canadian Union of Public Employees) represents over 800 lifeguards, water workers, guards, museum workers, gardeners, inspectors, clerks, surveyors, police dispatchers and the many more professionals that work for the Corporation of Delta, Delta Police Board and the Delta Museum and Archives.
Contact: Darryl Robison, CUPE 454 President, office: 604-943-4526 c: 604-690-4564
Diane Kalen, CUPE Communications, c: 778-229-0258