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March 18th, 2014 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 69, have officially ratified a collective agreement that will serve the City and its CUPE employees until the end of 2016.

The three-year contract, retroactive to January 1st, 2014, will provide CUPE staff with salary increases of 2.5% in 2014, 2% in 2015 and 2% in 2016.

Other highlights of the contract include:

  • an increase in the safety boot allowance to a total of $110 annually;
  • the establishment of language with regards to use of sick medical leave benefit;
  • a revised notice period required for resignations;
  • an established process for reducing the trial period associated with job performance reviews and vacancy postings;
  • an additional pay level for the Information Technologists classification and associated changes in the Best Practices Guideline

The contract received approval from CUPE Local 69 membership on the evening of March 10th, 2014 and was subsequently recommended by the City of Brandon’s Personnel Committee and approved by Brandon City Council on the evening of March 17th, 2014. The contract expires on December 31st of 2016.

“The City of Brandon is pleased to have a finalized contract now in place with our CUPE staff,” said City of Brandon Deputy Director of Human Resources Linda Poole. “We strive to pay our skilled employees as close to private industry standards as we can in order to retain skilled staff and remain competitive with private industry.”

CUPE, Local 69, represents approximately 220 full and part-time City of Brandon employees. The City of Brandon’s CUPE employees fulfill roles in many areas of frontline service delivery, including the City’s Public Works, Community Services, and City Support Services divisions.


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