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City of Nelson reaches agreement with CUPE library workers

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
February 13th, 2014

The City of Nelson has come to an agreement with another collection of workers.

Eighteen local CUPE workers and the Nelson Public Library have ratified a new three-year contract City of Nelson said in a media release Thursday.

The release said the deal was reached last month, on January 8, 2014, by CUPE Local 339 reps, the Chief Librarian, Library Board Chair and City Administration.
“The new agreement lasts until December 31, 2015,” the release added.

“The last contract expired December 31, 2012. Negotiations on the latest deal started four months ago, in October, 2013.”
The new agreement provides a wage increase that strikes a balanced outcome for workers, while helping reduce costs associated with sick leave, and at the same time providing benefit improvements for workers.
The 18 CUPE Library workers will see a two per cent wage increase beginning mid-year for 2013, and carrying through to 2014 and 2015. That will result in an overall increase of 5.1 per cent over the life of the contract.
There are three other union contracts remaining for The City and its workers to ratify — International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the police, and fire hall.

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