Unionized City of Castlegar workers to get two-per-cent wage increase

Unionized City of Castlegar workers to get two-per-cent wage increase

City of Castlegar and its unionized workers have reached a four-and-a-half year collective agreement

The City of Castlegar and its unionized workers have reached a four-and-a-half year collective agreement.

The agreement includes annual wage increases of two per cent as well as improvements to health benefits, service delivery and contract language.

“We are pleased that negotiations have successfully concluded and believe that the contract will provide stability for our employees and the public,” said Castlegar CAO Chris Barlow.

CUPE Local 2262 negotiations chair Jo Petit said, “After a very positive round of negotiations we are pleased to have a new agreement in place that we believe benefits workers, the City of Castlegar and the people who live in the City of Castlegar. We look forward to working with the City of Castlegar to deliver important community services to residents.”

CUPE 2262 represents 36 city employees.