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City of Richmond Reaches Agreement with CUPE WorkersCity of Richmond
RICHMOND - Richmond City Council has approved a new four-year collective agreement with Locals 718 and 394 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represent the City’s inside and outside workers.
The agreement, which covers the period January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2023, will see the City’s unionized employees receive wage increases of 9.25 per cent over four years – 2.00 per cent in 2020; 2.25 per cent in 2021; and 2.50 per cent in 2022 and 2023.
A number of other items were agreed to in the Collective Agreement such as enhanced health benefits, leave structures and training that will strengthen the workforce, improve recruitment and retention, and create efficiencies across the City.
CUPE Locals 718 and 394 ratified the agreement with their members on February 27 and 19 respectively.
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