Strike Information
City and CUPE Local 2262 come to an agreement and end strike - Dec 31, 2014

The City of Castlegar Council has approved a new 6 year agreement between the City and its CUPE Local 2262 employees this morning. Mayor Chernoff said, “I thank Council for its resolve in achieving a deal that is fair and respectful to the employees and to the residents and businesses of Castlegar.” Mayor Chernoff added, “We look forward to our employees returning to work. We recognize that this has been difficult on our employees, citizens and business community. I am pleased that Council kept in view the best interests of our community over other considerations."

The new agreement is a six year term retroactive to February 2013 and includes a 10.3% total wage increase over 6 years. Specifically it provides a 35 cent-per-hour increase for the first year followed by annual wage increases of 1.5 per cent, 1.5 per cent, 2 per cent, 2 per cent and 2 per cent respectively. It also includes a 15 hour per month cap on City paid time for union investigation and settling of union grievances, improved benefits, an expedited grievance review process and a commitment by both sides to discuss a future relationship enhancement program if either side wishes to discuss. Job security language as recommended originally by the mediator in November was placed into a Letter of Understanding to the Collective Agreement.

For further information please contact:
Mayor Lawrence Chernoff at 250-365-7227
Chief Administrative Officer John Malcolm at 250-365-7227


Recent City updates are found below:

City and CUPE Local 2262 come to an agreement and end strike - Dec 31, 2014

Tentative Agreement Reached - Dec 23 2014

City-Union Mediated Talks Scheduled for Monday, December 22, 2014

Public Notice V - Job Security and Job Loss - Dec 12 2014

Bargaining Chronology with CUPE 2262 - Dec 3 2014

Open Letter from the Mayor of Castlegar - Nov 26 2014

Public Notice IV re Contracting Out - Nov 21, 2014

Public Notice III re Management Doing Bargaining Unit Work - Nov 21, 2014

Public Notice II re Grievance Handling - Nov 21, 2014

Public Notice I - City addresses CUPE reasons for strike - Nov 13, 2014

Castlegar Council says Union Strike Misguided, Urges Union to Reconsider - Nov 5 2014

CUPE uses public All-Candidates Community Forum to advance bargaining agenda - Nov 3, 2014

Mediator’s Recommendations & Clarifications re Union’s Oct 6, 2014 Letter – Oct 2014

CUPE Rejects Mediator Recommendations to End Strike - Oct 3, 2014

Employer Final Offer at a Glance - July 15, 2014

CUPE 2262 refuses to vote on final offer from the City of Castlegar – August 5, 2014