City of Hamilton Collective Agreement 2019

The City of Hamilton recently ratified a new collective agreement for its employees in 2019. The agreement, reached between the City and its employees represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), covers a wide range of issues related to wages, benefits, and working conditions.

One of the key provisions of the agreement is the wage increase for City employees. Under the new agreement, employees will receive a 2% wage increase in each of the three years covered by the agreement. This increase will help to keep wages in line with inflation, and provide some much-needed relief for City workers who have been struggling to make ends meet in the face of rising costs of living.

In addition to wage increases, the City and CUPE also worked together to negotiate improvements to benefits and working conditions for employees. These improvements include increased sick leave entitlements, enhanced family leave provisions, and better protections against workplace harassment and discrimination.

Overall, the new collective agreement between the City of Hamilton and CUPE is a positive step forward for both employees and the City itself. By working together to address key issues related to wages, benefits, and working conditions, the agreement helps to ensure that City workers are treated fairly and with respect, while also helping to build a stronger, more resilient City for everyone.

In order to ensure that the impact of this agreement is fully realized, it is important for the City, CUPE, and other stakeholders to continue working together to address ongoing challenges and opportunities related to labour relations, economic development, and community well-being. By doing so, we can help to create a brighter future for all members of the City of Hamilton community — both employees and residents alike.