London City Council has ratified a tentative agreement with CUPE Local 101.
CUPE Local 101 is the Corporation's largest bargaining unit representing approximately 836 full-time and part-time permanent and temporary employees commonly referred to as the inside workers. These employees are involved in a wide range of work including information services, planning, social services, building code inspections and enforcement.
This collective agreement will be in effect January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2022 and provides for the following wage increases:
January 1, 2019 – 1.75%
January 1, 2020 – 1.75%
January 1, 2021 – 1.85%
January 1, 2022 – 2%
The new collective agreement also provides for some benefit improvements, as well as clarifying wording for some of its provisions. Although the current collective agreement does not expire until December 31, 2018, the parties had been engaged in discussions which led to the potential for this early renewal.
“Both sides worked together to ratify this as quickly as possible. Better relations between city management and the union have helped us reach this agreement today,” commented Steve Holland, President, CUPE Local 101.
“We are pleased to have reached a negotiated agreement with CUPE Local 101 before the contract expired,” said Bill Coxhead, Managing Director, Corporate Services and Human Resources. “This is a reflection of our shared commitment to working together to build strong employee and labour relations. Reaching this agreement now means security for all parties, and cost certainty for the Corporation and for Londoners.”