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Coldstream, CUPE reach new agreement

The agreement with the union included wage increases and minor housekeeping amendments

The District of Coldstream and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have reached a new three-year collective agreement.

The agreement will be in effect until Dec. 31, 2026.

CUPE Local 626 represents 37 inside and outside workers at the District of Coldstream.

The agreement — which CUPE ratified May 9 and Coldstream ratified May 13 — included minor housekeeping amendments and the following wage increases:

• four per cent effective Jan. 1, 2024

• four per cent effective Oct. 1, 2024 (cost of living adjustment)

• four per cent effective Jan. 1, 2025

• three per cent effective Jan. 1, 2026

“The union and Coldstream worked collaboratively to achieve an agreement that will ensure the continued delivery of services that residents rely upon,” the district said in a media release Wednesday.

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Brendan Shykora

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I started at the Morning Star as a carrier at the age of 8. In 2019 graduated from the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University.
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