Your bargaining committee resumes negotiations this week, with two days of bargaining scheduled for Wednesday, February 22 and Friday, February 24. We also have two dates secured for next week.
We have made good progress towards a new collective agreement, however we plan to discuss in detail several key bargaining priorities this week including the wage increases you deserve to receive.
As many of you may know the City of Burnaby and CUPE 23 recently ratified new collective agreements for both municipal and library workers. CUPE 23 successfully negotiated substantial wage increases (3 percent for 2022, 4.5 percent for 2023 and 4 percent for 2024), and also achieved important cost of living recognition, benefit and language changes.
We know that CUPE 387 members want to see a similar agreement in New Westminster, and we remain committed to negotiating a collective agreement that both eases the ongoing affordability crisis we face in this region and addresses the key bargaining priorities members identified for this round of negotiations.
Please monitor our CUPE 387 website (cupe387.ca) for an important update following this week’s bargaining dates. As always, ensure CUPE 387 has your contact information by providing us your personal (non-work) email address.
Your CUPE 387 Bargaining Committee