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Cumberland Ratifies Four-Year Collective Agreement with CUPE 556

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The Village of Cumberland and members of CUPE Local 556 have ratified a four-year Collective Agreement, replacing the previous contract that expired in January 2017. The Agreement provides for wage increases of 2% per year in each year, as well as benefit enhancements and changes in contract language.

The Agreement was ratified by the membership and has also been approved by Council.

“The Village is pleased to have a new contract in place that will continue to foster a positive working relationship with our unionized employees,” said Mayor Leslie Baird. “This agreement reflects a good balance between the needs of each of the parties.”

“It was a long negotiation but I think we came out of it with a better Collective Agreement and a better understanding of each other’s issues and challenges,” said Andrea Samsom, Village of Cumberland CUPE 556 Unit Vice President.

CUPE Local 556 represents approximately 35 employees, who provide a wide variety of municipal services.

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