New Westminster – The City of New Westminster and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 387 (CUPE 387) have reached a new four-year collective agreement effective January 1, 2016. The parties commenced bargaining in June 2016 and reached a tentative agreement in late-December.
The 4-year agreement affects all City CUPE 387 workers and covers the period from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019. It provides for a wage increase of 7.0 % over the 4 year period (1.5% in 2016, 1.5% in 2017, 2% in 2018 and 2% in 2019). CUPE 387 ratified the new agreement with 95% support. The agreement has been approved by New Westminster City Council, the New Westminster Police Board, and the New Westminster Public Library Board. With this recent round of collective bargaining, both the City and the Union committed to reaching a fair, reasonable and sustainable collective agreement.