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Delta reaches deal with CUPE

Delta has reached a new five-year collective agreement with CUPE Local 454. The municipality announced the deal, which is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016, on Monday. It provides for a wage increase of nine per cent over the five years.

Delta has reached a new five-year collective agreement with CUPE Local 454.

The municipality announced the deal, which is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016, on Monday.

It provides for a wage increase of nine per cent over the five years.

CUPE 454 ratified the new agreement with 94 per cent support. The agreement has also been approved by Delta council.

The two sides began negotiating last June.

According to Delta, both the municipality and the union have reached a fair, reasonable and sustainable collective agreement.

The two sides previous contract was ratified in 2013, a four-year deal that included a 6.75 per cent wage increase over the term.

The union represents more than 850 civic employees. It also represents civilians at the Delta Police Department and Delta Museum and Archives employees, although contract negotiations with those workers are held separately.

Delta Museum staff have also become employees of Delta after the municipality took over control of day-to-day museum operations.
 

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