New Westminster – The City of New Westminster and the Union of Canadian Public Employees, Local 387 (CUPE 387) have entered into a new four-year collective agreement effective January 1, 2016. The parties began negotiations in June 2016 and reached a provisional agreement at the end of December. The 4-year agreement applies to all employees of City CUPE 387 and covers the period from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2019. It forecasts a wage increase of 7.0% over the 4-year period (1.5% in 2016, 1.5% in 2017, 2% in 2018 and 2% in 2019). CUPE 387 ratified the new agreement with 95% support. The agreement was approved by the New Westminster City Council, the New Westminster Police Board and the New Westminster Public Library Board. With this latest round of collective bargaining, both the city and the union have committed to reaching a fair, reasonable and sustainable collective agreement. George Habib, CUPE Business Agent 387-604-520-5644 oder. . . .