Cobourg and Union Agree on New Contract

The Town of Cobourg and their union for inside and outside workers (C.U.P.E Local 25) have reached agreement for the three year period starting August 1, 2017.  The union ratified the agreement on November 6th and the Town is expected to pass a motion of agreement at the Council meeting on November 20th.  The Town’s target increase for total compensation costs was 1.5% per annum but the new agreement will cost an average of 1.71% per annum.  Health and dental benefits were extended in the previous agreement but there were no changes to these in the new one.  However, salaries will go up 1.9% in each year.  The minimum wage increase causes 0.35% of the annual increase. The negotiating team… Read complete articleCobourg and Union Agree on New Contract