A collective agreement between the District of Lake Country and CUPE local 338 was ratified after union members voted 92 per cent in favour of the deal.
The term of the agreement covers from Jan. 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2019.
“The district and the union have been working towards a culture of teamwork and cooperation, and this contract shows the commitment to that culture by both parties,” said Rod McDonald, CUPE 338 unit chairperson.
The 55 employees will see incremental wage increases, which total 8.5 per cent, distributed through the five-year term.
The two per cent increase for 2015 will be retroactive to Jan. 1.
“This agreement provides a good balance between the need for fair compensation for the CUPE members and their families and the need for the public to have certainty and long-term control of service-delivery costs to the Lake Country community,” said Mayor James Baker.