Kawartha Lakes CUPE members ratify new four year contract
The four year contract provides a 1.5% annual increase. Other minor language adjustments and enhancements to benefits were part of the agreement.
“The signing of this contract is another component of our overall long term plan to deliver sustainable service excellence across the entire municipality. Everyone was very respectful and worked hard through the process, recognizing we needed a contract that addressed the Union’s needs while also being respectful of the City’s current financial pressures,” added Mary-Anne Dempster, Director of Corporate Services. Ms. Dempster is responsible for Human Resources at the City of Kawartha Lakes.
“The overriding concern for members of CUPE 855 was the protection of the vital services that they deliver every day to the residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes. We are pleased that we now have a contract that recognizes the value of these services and the role they play in the life of the City. Our membership is also pleased with the respectful way the bargaining process played out,” comments Kendra Allan, CUPE Local 855 Vice President.
“We have outstanding people employed at the City and I’m proud of their commitment to our community,” said Mayor Andy Letham. “We have been successful in negotiating long term contracts with all of our Unions and that provides stability to everyone.”
For more information please contact:
Director of Corporate Services
705-324-9411 Extension 1311