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WINNIPEGCUPE members who work for the rural municipality of Fisher have settled their first contract with wage increases and benefit improvements.

This is a good first contract for these workers, said CUPE representative Rik Panciera. There are raises, benefit improvements and for the first time these employees have a collective agreement that spells out their working conditions covering sick leave, vacation, seniority and promotion rights.

The contract, which is retroactive to January 1st of this year, gives the 13 workers wage increases of between $1.00 to $2.00 an hour over three years. The new deal includes defined overtime provisions and minimum pay guarantees for call-back work.

The CUPE members perform inside and outside work for the municipality in a variety of positions including office, custodial, equipment operations, and enforcement.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canadas largest union representing a half-million women and men across the country. In Manitoba, CUPE represents 24,000 members in health care, education, municipalities, social services, child cares, utilities, libraries and emergency services.

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For more information, contact:
Rik Panciera, CUPE staff representative
Phone: (204) 942-0343 ex. 217


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