Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC
Pacific National Exhibition

Pacific National Exhibition

August 13, 2014 20:36 ET

PNE AND CUPE 1004 REACH TENTATIVE CONTRACT

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 13, 2014) - The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1004, which represents approximately 3,400 PNE fulltime, part time and Fair-time employees, are pleased to announce the successful completion of bargaining.

CUPE Local 1004 and the PNE's bargaining committees have reached a tentative agreement, which must still be ratified by both parties. CUPE 1004 members are expected to vote on the deal next month. The tentative agreement runs from January 1st, 2014 until December 31st, 2016 and includes:

  • General wage increases of 4.5% over the three years of the agreement (0.5-2-2 respectively);
  • Improvements to the employee benefits cost share;
  • New language for standby pay provisions;
  • Establishment of a training fund for forepersons;
  • New parental/adoption/pregnancy leave provisions.

Owned by the City of Vancouver, the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is a healthy and vibrant non-profit charity organization dedicated to providing over 3 million visitors a year with first-class cultural, sporting and family entertainment events. Founded in 1910, the PNE operates from a 114-acre site at Hastings Park, a multi-facility venue in Vancouver where the organization operates four activity streams: an annual 15-day Fair, Playland Amusement Park, maintenance and care of the Hastings Park site and management of the site's year-round facilities. These facilities are utilized to celebrate a variety of hockey, amateur sporting, music, community, social, cultural and commercial events throughout the year.

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