Thompson Nicola Regional District has reached a deal with unionized staff

The TNRD Board of Directors announced Tuesday that a five-year agreement has been reached

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s (TNRD) Board of Directors announced Tuesday that a five-year agreement has been reached with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 900.

The current collective agreement expired on December 31, 2013.

The agreement applies to unionized staff in the TNRD, including administration, planning, building inspection, environmental services and utilities.

“The Board of Directors is pleased with the results of the agreement and is looking forward to the stability that a longer term agreement provides,” said TNRD Chair John Ranta.

The new Collective Agreement is in effect from January 1, 2014, through to December 31, 2018.

A key element of the new collective agreement is a 1.65 per cent raise per year for the five years of the agreement.