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Town of Drumheller ratifies four year agreement with Outside Workers, CUPE Local 135


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date 15 May 2019

Council ratified the Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 135 at the Council meeting on Monday May 13, 2019.

The term of the agreement is for four years, expiring December 31, 2022 and includes the following increases:

  • 1.0% on January 1, 2019
  • 0.65% on July 1, 2019
  • 1.0% on January 1, 2020
  • 0.75% on July 1, 2020
  • 2.0% on January 1, 2021
  • 2.5% on January 1, 2022

There are also a number of other changes that will streamline operations and improve benefits for staff.

"This agreement is in line with other settlements in Alberta over the last year. We are satisfied with the effort both the Town and CUPE Local 135 made to improve and modernize the Collective Agreement which recognizes recent changes in legislation and how we work together", states CAO Darryl Drohomerski.

Mayor Heather Colberg stated "Council recognizes the hard work and contributions of our outside workers and we are happy that they recognize the difficult economy that we all face as individuals and taxpayers and have ratified an agreement that supports both the employees and taxpayer."

"Having a new 4-year contract in place that recognizes the value of employee efforts while maintaining fiscal balance, is great news for Drumheller.Knowing future labour costs, our single largest expense item, significantly improves the multi-year budgeting process. Congratulations to the bargaining team members representing both parties, well done!" – Barb Miller, Deputy CAO/Director Corporate Services.



For more Information Contact:

Darryl Drohomerski

CAO

(403) 823-1339

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