Hamilton, CUPE reach tentative settlement

News May 19, 2015 by Kevin Werner Hamilton Mountain News

 Hamilton and its largest union have avoided a labour disruption agreeing to a tentative deal May 18.

Corporate communications director Mike Kirkopoulos stated in an email sent out late Monday evening the two parties met all day Victoria Day, and into the night with a provincially-appointed conciliator, to finalize a deal.

CUPE 5167, which represents 3,300 inside and outside workers, is scheduled to present the agreement to its membership May 25, with the executive recommending workers accept the deal. Kirkopoulos stated council will review the agreement at its May 27 council meeting.

Both parties had met 25 times over the last four months.

CUPE had been working without a contract since its four-year deal ended December 2014. The last contract had a zero wage increase in 2011, with hikes of 1.9 per cent in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

CUPE was in a strike position on May 19, 12:01 a.m. impacting waste collecting, recreation, and public works.     

Hamilton, CUPE reach tentative settlement

News May 19, 2015 by Kevin Werner Hamilton Mountain News

 Hamilton and its largest union have avoided a labour disruption agreeing to a tentative deal May 18.

Corporate communications director Mike Kirkopoulos stated in an email sent out late Monday evening the two parties met all day Victoria Day, and into the night with a provincially-appointed conciliator, to finalize a deal.

CUPE 5167, which represents 3,300 inside and outside workers, is scheduled to present the agreement to its membership May 25, with the executive recommending workers accept the deal. Kirkopoulos stated council will review the agreement at its May 27 council meeting.

Both parties had met 25 times over the last four months.

CUPE had been working without a contract since its four-year deal ended December 2014. The last contract had a zero wage increase in 2011, with hikes of 1.9 per cent in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

CUPE was in a strike position on May 19, 12:01 a.m. impacting waste collecting, recreation, and public works.     

Hamilton, CUPE reach tentative settlement

News May 19, 2015 by Kevin Werner Hamilton Mountain News

 Hamilton and its largest union have avoided a labour disruption agreeing to a tentative deal May 18.

Corporate communications director Mike Kirkopoulos stated in an email sent out late Monday evening the two parties met all day Victoria Day, and into the night with a provincially-appointed conciliator, to finalize a deal.

CUPE 5167, which represents 3,300 inside and outside workers, is scheduled to present the agreement to its membership May 25, with the executive recommending workers accept the deal. Kirkopoulos stated council will review the agreement at its May 27 council meeting.

Both parties had met 25 times over the last four months.

CUPE had been working without a contract since its four-year deal ended December 2014. The last contract had a zero wage increase in 2011, with hikes of 1.9 per cent in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

CUPE was in a strike position on May 19, 12:01 a.m. impacting waste collecting, recreation, and public works.