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City of New Westminster and CUPE 387 reach three-year collective agreement

New Westminster, BC – The City of New Westminster and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 387 (CUPE 387), have reached a new three-year collective agreement effective January 1, 2022. The parties commenced bargaining in October 2022.

The three-year agreement affects all City CUPE 387 workers and covers the period of January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024. It provides for a wage increase of 11.5% over the three-year period (3% in 2022, 4.5% in 2023, and 4% in 2024), as well as a one-time inflationary support payment and a one-time retention payment.

CUPE 387 ratified the new agreement with 96% support. The agreement has been approved by New Westminster City Council, the New Westminster Police Board, and the New Westminster Public Library Board. This round of bargaining has demonstrated that both the City and the Union are committed to ensuring employees have a fair, reasonable, and sustainable collective agreement.

CUPE Local 387 represents approximately 750 civic service workers of the City of New Westminster, the New Westminster Library, as well as the civilian workers of the New Westminster Police Department.

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Richard Fong, Director of Human Resources and Information Technology
City of New Westminster
604-527-4578 or rfong@newwestcity.ca

Date posted:November 21, 2023