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City of Corner Brook, civic centre workers reach tentative labour agreement

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The City of Corner Brook and the 13 unionized workers at the city’s civic centre have reached a tentative labour agreement.

The four-year deal is still subject to approval and ratification by Local 4386 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

Negotiations took place in March and, according to a joint press release from the city and CUPE, a ratification vote by the union members will take place in the next few weeks.

No further details will be announced until both parties have an opportunity to review and ratify.

If the agreement is reached, it will be sent to City Council for ratification.

The agreement provides for a four-year collective agreement, effective retroactively to Jan. 1, 2018, and which expires Dec. 31, 2021.

In the press release, a statement attributed to Mayor Jim Parsons said the deal was mindful of the city’s financial position and the workers.

The city’s internal negotiation committee reached the tentative agreement with the union without the need or use of external negotiators, or the use of provincial government-appointed conciliators.

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