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Moncton City Council approves CHEA/PSAC 4-year deal

December 6, 2013

MONCTON – At today’s special public meeting, Moncton City Council approved the 4-year deal voted upon yesterday by the members of the City Hall Employees Association (CHEA), PSAC Local 60200 (Public Service Alliance of Canada). This deal is retroactive from January 1, 2013, with employees receiving an average wage increase of 1.5% per year for four years.

“The employees represented by CHEA/PSAC are crucial to the delivery of key services to our residents,” says Mayor George LeBlanc. “It is essential that the City of Moncton be an employer that values its staff and treats them fairly, all the while fulfilling our mandate to residents in ensuring fiscal responsibility.”

“Admittedly, negotiations were challenging at times – a conciliation process was undertaken – but we’ve come to an agreeable solution for both parties,” added City Manager Jacques Dubé. "I thank CHEA President Kevin Allen and his negotiating team for their constructive and respectful approach to the negotiations.  We continue to work together to make Moncton great."

Highlights of the deal include:

  • Overall 6% wage increase over 4-year contract
  • Some improvements to health and dental benefits, as well bereavement and parental leaves
  • Elimination of “service pay” for new employees hired after ratification (“Service pay” is non-pensionable, received annually, and is based on years of service. This had been part of the collective agreement for more than 34 years.)
  • Improvements in contract language (ex. relating to qualification- and seniority-based hires for more senior levels, as well as to the ability to transfer employees between departments/divisions based on the Corporation’s needs)

About the membership
CHEA/PSAC members represent 232 employees, which include clerical staff, technical staff, front-line supervisors and managers.  They represent one-third of the City’s workforce and are involved in the delivery of virtually every service the City of Moncton provides. They also provide support services to the Codiac Regional RCMP including 911 and dispatch services for emergency service providers in Greater Moncton and beyond.

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Media Contact:

Isabelle LeBlanc
Director, Communications (City of Moncton)
506-853-3593/ Isabelle.leblanc@moncton.ca