Duncan Council and CUPE Local 358 Ratify Contract

Council for the City of Duncan and the City of Duncan Union members have both ratified a Memorandum of Settlement between CUPE Local 358 and the City of Duncan. The three year agreement covering January 2014 to December 2016 includes wage increases as follows:

Jan 1, 2014 1% wage increase
July 1, 2014 1% wage increase
January 1, 2015 1% wage increase
July 1, 2015 1% wage increase
January 1, 2016 Based on the Victoria Consumer Price Index for 2015, with a minimum increase of 1.5% and a maximum of 2.5%

“Both parties worked very hard to settle this matter in a constructive and positive fashion,” mentioned Ron Salvati, President of CUPE Local 358, “It is a fair wage settlement and included improvements to the Collective Agreement language. Well done to all.”

“We are very pleased to have this three year deal completed, which is in keeping with recent union settlements for our neighbouring jurisdictions,” stated Duncan Mayor Phil Kent. “Council felt it important to introduce the concept of linking wage improvements to increases in the cost of living.” Mayor Kent added, “The bargaining process was positive from the outset. We have exceptional employees who provide vital services for City residents.”

The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 358 represents approximately 20 full time members and several casual, regular part‐time, temporary and student workers at the City of Duncan. These members provide a wide variety of municipal services, including snow removal, road maintenance, parks and recreation, sewer and water, garbage collection, building inspection, engineering and administration.


Contact: Peter de Verteuil, CAO,
Email:     peter@duncan.ca or
Phone:   250.746.6126