CUPE 348, representing workers at the Town of Rouyn-Noranda, has reached a tentative agreement. 81% of voting member voted in favor of the agreement.

The collective agreement had expired on December 31, 2021.

“We’re happy with the outcome. The big winners here are the citizens of Rouyn-Noranda, who benefit from the expertise of our members who also help to control costs for the town,” says CUPE union representative, Geneviève Carrier.

In the coming weeks, both parties will finalize the text of the agreement prior to its signing. The new collective agreement will expire on December 31, 2027. It will also require ratification by the town council.

Terms of the agreement will be made public when it is signed.

“This agreement was reached at an unprecedented time of labour shortages and rising inflation. The numerous exchanges between the parties yielded solutions to make our organization more attractive to those seeking a motivating, rewarding work environment,” said Mayor Diane Dallaire.