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November 24, 2020, 10:27 am

CUPE Ratifies Five-Year Collective Agreement with District of Lake Country

District of Lake Country
LAKE COUNTRY – Council and staff are pleased to announce that earlier this month the District of Lake Country and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) local 338, which represents sixty-six permanent employees, ratified a new five-year collective agreement. The agreement retroactively goes into effect January 1, 2020.

“Both the District and the union worked extremely hard over four days of negotiations to achieve the goal of a fair and equitable agreement for employees and the community.” said Mayor James Baker. “Because of the hard work and commitment to the process, the team was able to achieve a ratified agreement in a very short period of time.”

Changes in the agreement included items such as revamping health and wellness provisions and updating language within the contract to clarify intent. Wage adjustments over the five years are: 2%, 2%, 2% 2.25% followed by 2.5% in 2024.

“We are pleased with the new Collective Agreement and feel that it is a progressive and inclusive agreement. We are looking forward to continuing a positive working relationship with District of Lake Country Council and staff as well as continuing to provide services for the community.” said Annie Lynch, CUPE 338 Vice President and Financial Analyst - Service Supervisor at the District of Lake Country.

For more information contact:

Mayor James Baker
250-766-6670
mayorandcouncil@lakecountry.bc.ca

Annie Lynch, CUPE 338 Vice President
alynch@lakecountry.bc.ca


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