Barrie City Hall and the union representing many municipal workers have given the final nod to a new agreement.
Following a brief round of negotiations, both the City of Barrie and CUPE Local 2380 reached a tentative agreement earlier this month, an agreement that was ratified by Monday evening. The previous contract between the two expired on New Year’s Eve, 2020. The new agreement is for an 18-month term and includes a one per cent wage increase effective January 1, 2021, and in 2022 as well.
“While this round of negotiations with the City was shorter than in past years, it in no way diminishes the amount of work that our committee has done to develop, present and negotiate a new collective agreement,” said CUPE Local 2380 President Michael Murphy. “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for all their hard work with this endeavor and to thank all the rest of our union members who continue to keep our community safe.”
CUPE Local 2380 represents municipal workers who provide public services, including those working in the parks and rec department, water treatment, public works, court services, city planning, and by-law, to name a few.