Creston Library Workers have a new collective agreement


Creston Valley Library Workers have ratified a new agreement.

Cupe Local 4959 and the Creston Library Association have signed off on a new collective agreement that includes a range of provisions and expanded benefits that will have a positive impact on families in the valley according to the union local.

The revised agreement includes new language covering a wide variety of  topics, addressing precarious work and introducing leave for workers required to care for sick family members as well as those who have experienced domestic violence.

 The new contract also expands existing benefits to include same sex partners, and introduces new policy and procedures to prevent or respond to workplace harassment.

It's a 5 year agreement, with a 10 percent cumulative wage increase.

Workers have been without a contract since last December.