A strike at Moncton City Hall has been averted.
The City Hall Employees Association/PSAC local 60200 has voted in favour of a tentative contract agreement covering 230 professional, technical and clerical employees, including civilian members of Codiac RCMP.
The new deal offers wage increases of 6.5 per cent over four years and changes to health and dental plans.
“The City of Moncton’s inside workers contribute greatly to our resident’s quality of life,” said Mayor Dawn Arnold. “We appreciate the work and dedication that they bring to the City and are pleased to see that they will continue to provide quality service that they are known for.”
Negotiations had been ongoing since January and the latest offer had been put forward on October 30th.
A provincially-appointed mediator recently stepped in when talks reached an impasse.
“Negotiations are an exercise in patience, understanding and compromise, and we’re satisfied that this new agreement is in the best interest of both parties,” added City Manager Marc Landry. “I thank all those involved in seeing this through.”
Moncton City Council is expected to formally approve the agreement on December 4th.