Picton – The County of Prince Edward and CUPE Local 2275, representing inside and outside employees, have reached a new four-year collective agreement.
Council approved the agreement at its meeting last night. The agreement was previously ratified by CUPE Local 2275.
“The agreement was achieved quickly due to strong relationships developed between the parties over the course of the past agreement and the hard work and willingness of both parties to find mutual ground during the bargaining process,” says Marcia Wallace, Chief Administrative Officer, County of Prince Edward.
The County and the bargaining unit, which currently represents 107 full-time and 28 part-time employees, held bargaining sessions October 27-29. The new collective agreement is effective April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2024. Highlights include:
- Total wage and benefit increases of 1.75% effective April 1, 2020, 1.75% effective April 1, 2021, 1.75% effective April 1, 2022, and 2.0% effective April 1, 2023. This is inclusive of shift premium increases at $0.25/hour.
- Increased sick and bereavement leave days and WSIB top-up.
- Extended hours of work at straight time throughout the year to meet operational requirements such as increased demands during tourism and winter periods.
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