CUPE 500, the union representing municipal workers in Winnipeg, says its members have voted in favour of a new agreement with the City of Winnipeg.
About 75 percent of members voted in favour of the new four-year contract, an agreement that was reached on October 11, 2022, just hours before the strike deadline.
CUPE 500 President Gord Delbridge says that the union’s bargaining committee was extremely committed to reaching a fair deal to bring forward to the membership.
“I would like to commend our bargaining committee for their hard work during this very long and tough round of bargaining, as well as our strike committee,” said Delbridge in a release. “I would also like to thank our members for staying strong and united throughout the process."
The new agreement will see a 10.2 percent wage increase over four years.
It also includes a signing bonus, increases to shift premiums, tool and boot allowance, employment security as well as $1.4 million in special wage adjustments for selected classifications.
The new agreement must now be ratified by City Council.