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Unionized RDN staff sign new contract

Parksville, BC, Canada / The Lounge 99.9

PARKSVILLE — Hundreds of unionized Regional District of Nanaimo employees have a new three-year contract.

The RDN and CUPE Local 401 jointly announced the deal, effective at the start of this year, which features wage increases of two per cent each year.

Three-hundred and ninety-two unionized RDN staff provide a variety of public services between Cedar and Qualicum Beach.

More than 500 CUPE Local 401 members working for the City of Nanaimo are still without a new contract.

Their three-year pact expired at the end of 2016.

Unionized workers in the municipalities of Parksville and Lantzville both recently agreed to five-year contract agreements.

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