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On December 12, representatives of the Rosemere Union of Municipal Employees (CUPE 4756) and City officials signed an extension to the collective agreement. The agreement applies to approximately 60 blue-collar and white-collar workers for the period of January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011.

The parties agreed to 2.5 per cent wage increases for both 2010 and 2011 and to the maintenance of the remaining provisions. They decided to start by settling the two years, since the end of the last contract, and will negotiate again in 2012 for future years.

The negotiations were concluded quickly and efficiently. This is definitely an indication that current labour relations with the City are good. We hope to continue in this vein when we negotiate again in early 2012,” said Richard Coulombe, CUPE 4756 president.

On November 16, 50 workers unanimously adopted the agreement in principal at a general meeting. It should be noted that in January 2006, two Rosemere locals (locals 2125 and 2126) merged to form CUPE Local 4756.