If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, the best person you can talk to is your steward or local leader. You will know the details of your agreement. For more information on the new agreement, click here. Thompson-Nicola Regional District and CUPE Local 900 have agreed to a new five-year collective agreement retroactive to January 1 of this year. “With a five-year contract, we will have stability in our organization, which is what any local government wants. I extend my compliments to our OAC, CUPE`s national representative and his teams for their participation at the negotiating table,” said President Gillis. Ken Gillis, Chairman of TNRD`s Board of Directors, said he was pleased because the agreement brought stability and that it was an agreement reached earlier this year between CUPE and the City of Kamloops. If you want a copy of your collective agreement on paper, talk to your trustee. If you don`t know who your administrator is or how to contact your office, contact the CUPE office near you. “We appreciate the union coming to the table and working with us to reach this collective agreement,” Gill said.
The Canadian Union of Local Public Employees 900 and the Thompson Nicola Regional District announced today that they have reached an agreement on a new five-year collective agreement. All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve workplace issues. In addition to wage increases of approximately 10.75% over five years and slight improvements in vacation and health services, the new collective agreement contains language changes that will help the organization move forward, while helping TNRD workers in their important role in delivering exceptional public services. This union represents about 100 workers at the TNRD library. Its agreement also ended at the end of 2018. The new collective agreement, which is retroactive to January 1, provides for wage increases totalling 10.75 per cent over five years. The previous contract expired at the end of 2018. TNRD also negotiates with the BC Government and Services Employees` Union, which represents library staff. No agreement has been reached at this stage.
BcGEU represents library staff and, in total, Gillis says, the two unions cover about 175 employees.