Outdoor workers vote overwhelmingly in favour of new contract

Outdoor workers in the Halifax Regional Municipality put their stamp of approval on a new four-year contract Thursday.

 

Outdoor workers in the Halifax Regional Municipality put their stamp of approval on a new four-year contract Thursday.

 

Members of CUPE Local 108 voted 94 per cent in favour of the deal, which will give the workers a three per cent wage increase retroactive to November 2008, and a two per cent increase for the next three years. They will also see their banked time off in lieu of overtime increase from 40 to 80 hours.

 

“I have to say there was a high degree of professionalism on both sides of the table,” said Local 108 president Dave Carr in a release. “Obviously, judging by the vote, the members are very pleased.”

 

CUPE Local 108 represents approximately 450 outdoor workers in HRM, including gardeners, traffic sign technicians and cemetery attendants.

 
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