Approximately sixty blue- and white-collar workers with the Municipality of Saint-Félicien, in the region of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, have signed a new collective agreement on October 5, 2022.

The 5-year agreement, that runs until December 31, 2025, calls for annual salary increases of 3% for 2021 and 2022 and 2% up to a maximum of 3.5% tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2023 and 2024. In 2025, members will be receiving an increase of no less than 2% up to a maximum of 3%, which will also be tied to the CPI.

Other gains by members include an enhanced standby premium during snow removal, the establishment of variable schedules, and the extension of the white-collar workers’ summer schedule by two months.

The union also negotiated with the municipality to include in its accreditation the personnel of municipal corporations, including arena, marina, ski, and mountain bike centres, and the addition of a telework clause.