HOLYROOD – Employees at the Town of Holyrood have ratified a new collective agreement and returned to work today after being locked out by the employer for 10 days. The members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3768, are happy to be back delivering the services that town residents count on and are very grateful for all of the support residents showed them during the lockout.
The new three-year agreement includes a 6.5 per cent wage increase. CUPE National Rep Ed White say the members are satisfied that the wage increase is a step in the right direction towards closing the gap between wages in Holyrood and those in municipalities of comparable size in the province.
The 15 employees provide snow clearing, water and sewage treatment, and clerical and accounting services to the town.