The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 569 reached a tentative agreement today with the City of St. John’s. The union represents approximately 400 outside municipal workers.
No further details on the tentative agreement will be made public until it is ratified by the local’s membership. A ratification vote by union members is scheduled for Monday, August 1, 2022.
“I want to thank the bargaining committee for their hard work in reaching this deal. We’re pleased to recommend the agreement to our members,” says CUPE 569 President Gord Evans.
“Hopefully, this agreement will show city council in other municipalities that collective bargaining works and that workers deserve fairness and respect,” says CUPE NL President Sherry Hillier.
CUPE 569 represents outside municipal workers employed at the City of St. John’s who work in the parks department, fleet repair, sanitation, road maintenance, water and wastewater, traffic department, humane services, and property management.