CUPE members working for the Town of Westlock have ratified a new agreement giving them a 4 per cent raise each year for the next three years.
This is a good agreement for our members and a good agreement for the Town of Westlock, said Sam Lebeau, President of CUPE Local 3047. We are the people that keep the town working and we care about the future. This pay raise gives our members the recognition they deserve, he added.
The members of CUPE 3047 work in construction, cemeteries, snow clearing, water main maintenance, the water treatment plant and the recreation center.
Our members perform a valuable service to this community and we are always right there where we are needed. We are all part of this community, said Lebau.
We think this salary package is quite reasonable. While town councilors can vote themselves fat raises of 45%, we negotiate fairly, responsibly and with clear evidence to back-up our demands, he added.
CUPE is Canada’s largest union with over half a million women and men who provide public services. In Alberta, CUPEs 31,000 members work in health care, municipalities, schools, colleges, universities, libraries, emergency medical services, social services and now casinos. Visit our CUPE websites for more information www.cupe.ca and cupealberta.ab.ca
For further information:
Pam Beattie, CUPE Communications, (780) 288-1230 (cellular)