TRAIL - A new agreement has been negotiated between the City of Trail and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 2087. Serving approximately 100 full and part-time unionized City workers, the three year deal replaces the previous contract that expired in February. The new Collective Agreement provides annual pay increases of 2% per year for each year of the contract as well as benefit enhancements and changes in contract language that provide greater clarification and certainty for both the City and the Union moving forward.
City leaders view the new agreement as affordable and manageable within the City?s current cost structure. According to Mayor Dieter Bogs: ?The negotiations were very productive and resulted in an agreement that is fair for both parties. I am most pleased we have achieved this outcome with our employees and look forward to our continuing collaboration in the delivery of quality services to our residents.? The new contract ensures cost stability enabling the ongoing provision of high level service without taxpayers seeing a significant change to property taxes.
The CUPE Bargaining Committee and City representatives formally signed a Memorandum of Agreement on the contract July 4, 2012. The deal was formally ratified by CUPE members on July 5, 2012 by a vote of 79%. CUPE President Jean Poole indicated: ?The negotiations went very well and I am extremely pleased that the Union was successful in securing job security for current full-time permanent employees for their duration of their employment with the City of Trail. The Union looks forward to working with the City to maintain a good labour management relationship.