At a general meeting last night, the 850 permanent and temporary white-collar workers with the Municipality of Lévis, QC voted 70% in favour of the tentative agreement their bargaining committee negotiated with the city. They had been without a collective agreement since December 31, 2018.

The new five-year agreement calls for wage increases that both parties find satisfactory. In addition, working hours were increased from 32.5 to 35 hours a week for 70% of the employees to better serve citizens.

The agreement also called for an improvement of clauses dealing with work-life balance and makes temporary employees eligible for fringe benefits.

This tentative agreement required 30 meetings by both parties.

“I am happy with the agreement. Proceedings took place in a very respectful atmosphere, and we believe we reached a win-win agreement,” said union president, Isabelle Émond.