Four-year contract ratified for CUPE Local 358

Four-year contract ratified for CUPE Local 358

Deal reached with Cowichan Valley Regional District

The Cowichan Valley Regional District and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 358 have ratified a new collective agreement.

The four-year agreement ends on December 31, 2020 and includes a general wage increase of 1.99 per cent per year, benefit plan changes, and operational improvements for both union members and the organization.

“The Board of Directors understands this was a challenging round of negotiations and appreciates the dedication of both management and union employees that has resulted in this new collective agreement,” explained Board Chair Jon Lefebure.

The 168 employees of CUPE Local 358 work in all CVRD Departments including Land Use, Engineering, Corporate and Community Services.