Darryl Robison has been re-elected as president of CUPE Local 454, the union that represents over 800 employees with the Corporation of Delta, Delta Museum and Archives and Delta police civilians.
He was re-elected by members in a Feb. 15 vote, defeating his only challenger, Tamara Laza.
Kevin Lastoria was elected first vice-president by acclamation.
The union is early in contract talks with the Corporation of Delta on a new collective agreement.
In his most recent newsletter to members, Robison noted, "There are obvious differences in opinion on either side as to what is important. For both employers, hours of work, benefit costs and overall compensation issues seem to be the main focus of where they want to make changes.
"On our side, we are also interested in those issues but from a different perspective. We need to see improvements there, not concessions. We are placing a high priority on ensuring that auxiliary members get job security, protection and respect in the workplace. Sick leave usage and attendance management policy as well as job promotions are critical issues for our local in this round of bargaining. We have to see changes in these areas."
Robison told the Optimist last week they haven't arrived at a figure just yet as far as a proposed salary increase.