Oak Bay staff get slight raise in new deal

New agreement signed between unions and municipalities

Three new collective agreements have been signed, representing 11 bargaining units in Greater Victoria, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

On Dec. 14, the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association ratified agreements with bargaining units for the District of Oak Bay, the City of Victoria and Victoria Police Board (CUPE 50), the Township of Esquimalt (CUPE 333), the District of North Saanich, the District of Colwood, the District of Metchosin and the Town of Sidney (CUPE 374), the Greater Victoria Public Library Board (CUPE 410), West Shore Parks and Recreation, and the Capital Regional District (CUPE 1978).

The agreements include two-per-cent annual wage increases, as well as “a few minor improvements to benefits,” according to a press release published by CUPE.