City, CUPE ratify new collective agreement
The City of Fernie and its Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have ratified a new labour deal.
On Friday, December 16 the City of Fernie and CUPE Local 2093 reached a tentative settlement for a new collective agreement.
This week on Tuesday, Dec. 20, city council ratified the settlement and yesterday, Thursday, Dec. 22, the union ratified the deal.
The parties had a mediation date set for January 5, 2017 but during the month of December the union began meeting with the city’s new chief administrative officer, Norm McInnis, and were able to reach a reasonable settlement without the assistance of a third party.