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Agreement reached between City of Moncton and CUPE Local 51


December 18, 2014

 

MONCTON – On Tuesday evening, members of the CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) Local 51 union voted in favour of a tentative agreement approved by Moncton City Council in private session earlier this week.

 

“The City of Moncton’s outside workers contribute to our citizens’ quality of life,” said Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc. “We appreciate the respectful manner in which the negotiations were conducted and are pleased that our residents will continue to receive quality essential services.”

 

The new four-year agreement offers CUPE Local 51 wage increases of 6.25 per cent over four years and enhancements to health and dental plans. The agreement provides the City of Moncton with improved contract language allowing more flexibility in hours of work and the ability to reduce overtime. The new agreement will be effective from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2018.

 

“Negotiations like these are generally an exercise in compromise, and we’re satisfied that this new agreement meets the objectives set forth by both parties,” adds City Manager Jacques Dubé. “I thank those who participated for their hard work over the past few months.”

 

CUPE Local 51 represents approximately 230 permanent and casual employees who deliver a broad range of essential services including garbage collection; water maintenance and distribution; snow and ice control; maintenance and operation of parks, grounds, and arenas, including the Redball Internet Centre (4-plex), Kay Community Centre and Moncton Coliseum; the Magnetic Hill Zoo; and event support services.

 

The previous collective agreement was set to expire on December 31, 2014. Negotiations were held from September 2014 to mid-December 2014.

 

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Information:

 

Isabelle LeBlanc

Communications, City of Moncton

506-853-3592 / Isabelle.leblanc@moncton.ca