The City of Campbell River and CUPE Local 401 have reached an agreement on wage increases and term of contract and will sign a renewed contract.

The five-year deal includes wage increases of two per cent in 2014 (retroactive to January 1), one per cent in January 2015, one per cent in July 2015, one per cent in January 2016, one per cent in July 2016, two per cent in 2017, one per cent in January 2018 and one per cent in July 2018.

“The agreement brings long-term stability to the City, and both sides are committed to working together going forward,” says Blaine Gurrie, President of CUPE Local 401.

“We are very pleased that the contract negotiations have been finalized, and that we will be able to continue to provide full services for the citizens of Campbell River,” says City Manager Andy Laidlaw.

– Contributed by the City of Campbell River.