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Coquitlam city workers okay new deal
More than 90% of unionized Coquitlam city workers voted in favour of a new contract last week.
Ken Landgraff, president of CUPE Local 386, said Monday the 900-plus members approved a collective agreement that will see their wages rise 6.75% over four years, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012.
The workers have been without a deal since Dec. 31, 2011, making them among the last civic employees in Metro Vancouver to sign a new contract.
The salary increase is on par with the rest of the region, including in Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, which approved their agreements in June and last December, respectively.
Coquitlam city council is expected to review the terms of the new contract next month before the ratification is made official.
The historical pattern is that salary hikes for unionized workers are also extended to city managers.