City of Windsor and CUPE Local 82 Ratify Collective Agreement
Stability for Corporation and Fairness for Employees Confirmed
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 82 has concluded its ratification vote and has accepted the collective bargaining agreement, by a vote of 92%, as approved by Windsor City Council at its meeting on May 18.
At a time of rising costs for the Corporation of the City of Windsor, including inflationary pressures, supply chain challenges and continuing costs related to the global COVID-19 pandemic, a responsible agreement has been reached that values the contribution that CUPE Local 82 employees provide to the community.
The agreement is now effective from 2022 to 2024, providing stability for the next three years. This agreement will cost the City of Windsor about $2.5 million over the next three years and has been funded through the current operating budget as well as the Budget Stabilization Reserve account.
“I’m grateful to the leadership of CUPE Local 82 for coming to the bargaining table in the spirit of partnership. Our employees are the face of the corporation, and their wellbeing has always been a core concern at City Hall – especially throughout the global pandemic. This is a responsible agreement that secures stability and demonstrates our commitment to fiscal responsibility, at an incredibly volatile time.” – Windsor Mayor, Drew Dilkens.
“We bargained hard and have come away with a fair deal for workers. Our members provide the public services that make the city of Windsor a welcoming and inviting community for residents and visitors. During the past two years, our members were redeployed to a variety of pandemic-related operations and demonstrated on a daily basis their commitment to Windsor.” – CUPE Local 82 President, Rob Kolody.
The City of Windsor continues to bargain with CUPE Local 543.