Another civic deal: Tentative agreement reached in White Rock



    WHITE ROCK, BC, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - CUPE 402-01 negotiators in White Rock are
proud to announce that they have now reached a tentative settlement with their
employer - the 10th civic agreement in the Lower Mainland in recent weeks. It
is unknown when White Rock City Council will ratify the agreement, but the
union will be recommending the deal to their members for ratification later in
the week.
    "We have reached a tentative agreement that is fair and falls within the
regional settlement pattern," says Mike Guraliuk, CUPE 402-01 president.
"Furthermore, it addresses key local issues that are important to White Rock's
city workers and beneficial to the employer and community."
    CUPE 402-01 will not be releasing details of the agreement until both
parties have ratified, but Guraliuk is willing to say the deal "reflects
agreements reached throughout the region."
    "So far this year CUPE has negotiated 946 agreements with employers
across Canada, over 99 per cent of which were reached without a labour
disruption. White Rock is the 947th," says CUPE BC President Barry O'Neill.
    "Yet another civic settlement in the Lower Mainland makes it obvious that
something more than the garbage stinks in Vancouver. The public must be
asking, why have there been three labour disputes in the City of Vancouver
since 1997?" says O'Neill, and all of them under the same NPA-dominated
council."
    CUPE 402-01 represents 90 inside, outside, and RCMP office staff at the
City of White Rock.
    For up to date information visit:
http://www.fairnessforcivicworkers.ca/news





For further information:

For further information: Mike Guraliuk, CUPE 402-01 president, c: (604)
250-6535; Barry O'Neill, CUPE BC President, c: (604) 340-6768; Diane Kalen,
CUPE Communications, c: (778) 229-0258,

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