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Regional District of Nanaimo, CUPE ratify 4-year collective agreement

Members get 2 per cent wage hike in each year

The Regional District of Nanaimo and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 401 ratified a four-year collective agreement that runs through Dec. 31, 2024.

The new agreement provides for two per cent wage adjustments in each of the four years.

“The ratification of the new collective agreement provides a stable labour relations environment and certainty for both parties for the four-year term, which enables the continued delivery of high quality public service,” said Douglas Holmes, RDN chief administrative officer. “I would like to thank the union representatives and RDN staff for their efforts in working together to come to an agreement that works for all parties.”

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There are currently 420 members of CUPE Local 401 working for the RDN, providing a wide range of public services from North Cedar to Qualicum.

“We would like to thank the RDN for their approach to bargaining and problem-solving efforts which are always welcome,” said Blaine Gurrie, president of CUPE Local 401. “The deal provides labour stability during an uncertain time and allows us to carry on providing the excellent public service the RDN strives for.”

— NEWS Staff

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