May 31, 2014 17:48 ET
WHITE ROCK, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 31, 2014) - CUPE workers ended their month-long job action today, ratifying a new four-year collective agreement.
CUPE 402-01 President Mike Guraliuk said that CUPE members stood together and, in taking historic strike action, made it clear to their employer that they were serious about the issues on the bargaining table.
"We made some important gains but CUPE also moved significantly and we were very flexible on finding common ground. We understood that job action is hard on White Rock residents. We were encouraged that the City came back to the table yesterday ready to address some key concerns," said Guraliuk.
Highlights of the ratified agreement include:
Guraliuk said the union is disappointed that they were not able to address the need for clear hours of work for all employees, but that this will be a priority in the next round of bargaining.
CUPE 402-01 represents 100 City of White Rock workers.
Mike GuraliukPresident CUPE Local 402-1604-812-8264Rob LimongelliCUPE National Representative778-773-1273Roseanne MoranCUPE Communications Representative778-835-7537
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