Lantzville reaches agreement with CUPE

District employees to get annual pay increase for the next five years

Employees working for the District of Lantzville can expect an annual raise for the next five years.

The District of Lantzville reached a five-year collective bargaining agreement with CUPE Local 401, the union representing municipal workers in Lantzville.

As part of the deal, which expires in 2020 and was ratified by councillors, Lantzville employees will receive a two per cent raise for the next four years and a 2.25 per cent raise in the final year. Employees will also see an increase in coverage to their extended health benefits plan for physiotherapy and vision care coverage. There is also a student employment plan program in place for municipal projects.

Ronald Campbell, the district’s chief administrative officer, said the deal represents stability for Lantzville employees.

“We went from a three-year deal to a five-year deal,” he said. “We have labour stability for five years.”

The deal covers union employees who work in various departments such as finance, administration, public works and parks. It does not include management positions, which are non-union positions. Those positions include Lantzville’s various directors and the community planner.

Calls to Blaine Gurrie, CUPE Local 401 president, were not returned.


nicholas.pescod@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook or follow Nicholas Pescod on Twitter

Just Posted

Nanaimo projects cited for excellence in building awards

Several projects score with judges in 2017 VIREB Commercial Building Awards.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tax increase comes from unnecessary expenditures

Does city council think the tax payers have a limitless supply of money, asks letter writer

Local astronomer to share knowledge about planetary nebulae

Local astronomer explains our sun will one day eject its outer layers to form a planetary nebula

School district considers new position, drug concerns raised

Assistant superintendent confirms spike in use of a Xanax-like drug in schools earlier this year

Nanaimo’s elementary schools graded by Fraser Institute

Annual Report Card on British Columbia’s Elementary Schools released Saturday, April 21

MULTIMEDIA: Goats were special guests at Nanaimo Earth Day celebration

Community event was held Saturday, April 21, at John Barsby Secondary School

Child’s body found in river downstream from where boy went missing during flood

Three-year-old Kaden Young was swept out of his mother’s arms in February

B.C. VIEWS: Eliminating efficiency for farm workers

Don’t worry, NDP says, the B.C. economy’s booming

B.C. student makes short-list for autism advocacy award

Brody Butts honoured for his role as a mentor and self-advocate

Nanaimo region receives $700,000 in federal support for summer jobs

Funding for Nanaimo-Ladysmith up $74,000 from last year

Students celebrate new indigenous garden

Garden teaches students about traditional uses of local plants

RCMP investigate sexual assault in Courtenay

Comox Valley RCMP officers are investigating a reported sexual assault April 11

RCMP discover beaver the culprit in break-and-enter attempt

Nanaimo RCMP responded to a 911 call on Sun Valley Drive on Wednesday night

Most Read