NORTH VANCOUVER, BC – CUPE 389 negotiators in North Vancouver are proud to announce that they have now reached tentative agreements with two more employers – the City of North Vancouver and the North Vancouver City Library. This brings the total number of civic agreements reached with CUPE to twelve in recent weeks.
It is unknown when the City and Board will ratify the agreements, but the union will be recommending the deal to their members for ratification early next week.
“We have reached two more tentative agreements that are fair and fall within the regional settlement pattern,” says Cindy McQueen, CUPE 389 President. “Furthermore, key local issues that are important to North Vancouver city and library workers and beneficial to the employer and community have been addressed at the bargaining table.”
CUPE 389 will not be releasing details of the agreements until both parties have ratified, but McQueen is willing to say the deals “reflect agreements reached throughout the region.”
City workers in White Rock, represented by CUPE 402-1, ratified a similar agreement this afternoon.
CUPE 389 represents 300 city workers and 50 library workers in the City of North Vancouver.
Cindy McQueen, CUPE 389 President, c: 778-688-9537
Barry O’Neill, CUPE BC President, c: 604-340-6768
Diane Kalen, CUPE Communications, c: 778-229-0258