The city of Burnaby has reached a four-year collective agreement with its union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 23, according to a press release from CUPE B.C.
"Working directly with the employer, we were able to quickly and effectively negotiate a fair and reasonable agreement which satisfies both parties," Rick Kotar, president of the local, said in the release. "We look forward to continuing to provide quality public services to the residents of Burnaby and to maintaining a positive working relationship with the City of Burnaby."
The agreement is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012 and ends Jan. 31, 2015, the release stated.
Members voted to ratify the agreement by 85 per cent on Thursday night, the local's website stated.
No details on the terms of the agreement were available in the press release, and the union did not immediately respond for requests for information.
The union represents 2,500 municipal and library workers from areas including public works, arenas and aquatics, RCMP and fire support services, and administrative services, according to the release.
The previous agreement, reached in 2007, gave members a 17.5 per cent salary increase over five years.
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