Your bargaining committee resumes negotiations with the City, Library and Police Board this week. We have two full days of bargaining scheduled for April 26 and May 5.
We have been disappointed with the slow progress of negotiations but after recent discussions, we are hopeful that these upcoming bargaining sessions will be productive.
We are prepared to discuss members’ key issues and communicate the importance of negotiating a wage increase that reflects the current economic climate and the lasting impact inflation has had on the cost of living.
As you likely know other CUPE locals in our region, including CUPE 23 (Burnaby), CUPE 774 (Abbotsford) and CUPE 403 (Langley Township), have all recently negotiated new collective agreements. We’ve seen a pattern with the wage increases in all three deals that has helped to ease the pressure of the affordability crisis workers’ and their families face in this region.
CUPE 387 members also deserve an agreement that will help relieve the pressure of persistent high inflation.
We will be reaching out again following these bargaining dates with an update. The best way to make sure you receive all future bargaining updates is to regularly monitor the CUPE 387 website and also ensure CUPE 387 has your contact information by emailing your personal (non-work) email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your CUPE 387 Bargaining Committee