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2012-05-29 at 15:38

Council approves four-year deal with CUPE Local 87 workers

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Thunder Bay city council has approved a new four-year deal with about 700 of its municipal employees. 

CUPE Local 87 workers will receive a 1.75 per cent wage increase on Jan. 1 of each year of the agreement. 

City Manager Tim Commisso said the agreement reflects the economic realities of the city. 

Mayor Keith Hobbs said the settlement is a win-win for everyone involved.

(Thunder Bay Television)   


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woodzee says:
A lot of the locals are well paid compared to private business.
5/29/2012 4:12:47 PM
Chaos says:
When does taxpayer get a break! what happended to zero wage increases? how is this a win for city since transfer payments from province and feds will not be going up but actually down?
5/29/2012 5:33:27 PM
gone for good says:
700 employees. Add fire and police services to that list.
The biggest employer in Thunder Bay is Thunder Bay.
That can't be a good thing.
5/29/2012 9:30:07 PM
The Badger Mountain Hermit says:

Rated in the TOP 100 Employers! You bet! 700 Unionized WORKERS. The City employs over 3,000.
What are the rest? 2,300 MANAGERS???? I'd believe that.
5/29/2012 9:39:47 PM
Steven says:
So austerity in Thunder Bay = 1.75% per year!

5/30/2012 8:07:40 AM
hadenough says:
"City Manager Tim Commisso said the agreement reflects the economic realities of the city."

Hmm, I'm not against someone making a good living. I am taking offence a little with Mr. Commisso's statement though.
A 1.75% increase each year for 4 years is a 7% overall increase. If all 700 employees averaged out at $50,000/year thats an increase of $3500 each or just under $250,000.00 for all of us to absorb. Of course management will also get that same increase to keep the gap between unionized and management the same.

Hardly reflecting economic times Tim.

Like I said, I'm not against someone making a good wage just don't try to sell us light beer when you're actually serving champaign.
5/30/2012 8:47:04 AM
ibrando says:
Does it Commisso, does it really reflect the economic realities of the city? The true reality is the city can no longer afford you!
5/30/2012 7:00:25 PM
Lone Wolf says:
I am sick of tired about cupe strikes
5/30/2012 7:28:34 PM
countryboy123 says:
1.75% per year does not even keep up with the average annual inflation rate in Canada. Most of you think they are gaining when in reality they are actually losing a little each year.
6/2/2012 12:01:13 PM
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