CUPE and Village Reach Agreement


For immediate release

The Village of Hazelton and CUPE 1570-03 are pleased to announce that a five-year agreement has been reached, representing municipal workers in Hazelton.

The settlement was reached this week, following collective bargaining between the Union and Village management. Both the Council and Cupe 1570-03 have ratified and accepted the terms of the agreement.

Heather Corkum, National Representative for the Canadian Union of Public Employees, said: “Our members, the employees of the Village of Hazelton, are proud of the work they do in the community. This round of negotiations showed the value that the employer places on them and their commitment to the Village. We are pleased with the agreement that we were able to reach at the bargaining table.”

Lina Gasser, Chief Administrative Officer for the Village stated: “I am please that we were able to reach a new agreement that provides greater clarity to both parties and updates antiquated language. The Village values all its employees and this agreement reflects that.”

In addition to updated benefits, wage increases outlined in the settlement are as follows:

  • January 1, 2019                 2%
  • January 1, 2020                 2%
  • January 1, 2021                 2%
  • January 1, 2022                 2.5%
  • January 1, 2023                 2.5%

The terms of the agreement are comparable to municipalities throughout British Columbia. CUPE 1570-03 represents 3-5 outside workers at the Village of Hazelton.

For Further Information Contact:

Lina Gasser, Chief Administrative Officer, 250-842-5991