RELEASE: Mount Pearl reaches agreement with CUPE Local 2099
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2022 (Mount Pearl, NL) – The City of Mount Pearl has reached an agreement with its unionized workforce, represented by CUPE Local 2099, after seven months of negotiations and a strike that began on July 6, 2022.
The City and CUPE met several times over the last two weeks and reached an agreement over the weekend, which was presented to the membership on Tuesday, September 20, and subsequently accepted.
“This collective agreement is the result of months of hard work and dedication toward reaching a contract that is fair and balanced to all parties involved,” said Mayor Dave Aker. “Council would like to thank our residents and community groups for their patience as we worked to deliver an agreement that focused on the sustainability of our services.”
The new collective agreement covers the period of July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2026. The contract details include a 9% wage increase, a reduction in sick-leave days from twenty-one (21) to eighteen (18) days, the introduction of two (2) personal leave days for employees, an increased meal allowance from $15 to $17, and an increase from four (4) to six (6) employees scheduled for weekend maintenance and snow clearing during the winter season.
“This agreement helps protect the future of our city and maintains Mount Pearl’s position as an employer of choice,” said Dana Spurrell, Chief Administrative Officer. “I, along with Council and Management, look forward to having our full team back to work, as we move forward and resume services in the coming days.”
The return-to-work plan includes a phased approach to the resumption of services. Details on programs and services will be announced on the city’s website, public advisories, and social media in the coming days.
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