The City of Penticton has reached agreements with three of the unions representing municipal workers. (file photo)

City of Penticton and three unions reach deal

The City of Penticton has reached agreements with three unions with one to go

The City of Penticton and three unions have agreed to a two per cent increase in each of the years of their respective contracts.

That includes five-year agreements with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 608 and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 213, along with a six-year agreement with CUPE Local 608 Library.

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“It has been a busy year at the City of Penticton, with three of its four collective agreements expiring on December 31, 2018,” said Chief Administrative Officer, Donny van Dyk in a news release Tuesday morning. “The city is looking forward to working closely with CUPE and IBEW to continue providing great services to the citizens of Penticton and, at the same time, to making the city a fantastic place to work.”

Next up is collective bargaining with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF). The current contract expires on Dec. 31, 2019.



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