City’s largest union ratifies tentative agreement

The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 503, announced yesterday it has agreed to the tentative deal with the city made on April 26.

“I am pleased that CUPE Local 503 members have ratified this tentative agreement,” said Mayor Jim Watson in a press release. “I believe this is a fair contract that represents a responsible use of taxpayer dollars, while at the same time respecting our dedicated and skilled employees.”

The deal will be presented to the finance and economic development committee on June 5 and considered by city council on June 13 for ratification on behalf of the city. The details of the agreement will remain confidential until that date.

The union represents 6,300 employees – more than a third of the City of Ottawa’s workforce.