The District of Coldstream and members of CUPE Local 626 have ratified a five‐year collective agreement for the period of Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2018.
The new agreement will see incremental wage increases of 8.5 per cent over the term of the five‐year agreement. Additionally, the agreement contains small adjustments to existing benefits and improved language throughout the agreement.
“This agreement provides a reasonable balance between fair compensation and longer‐term cost certainty for the community,” said Mayor Jim Garlick.
“Council would like to thank the hard work of both negotiating teams in reaching this settlement.”