Abbotsford Fire Collective Agreement

Under the four-year contract, workers benefit from a 2% increase in the first year, with an increase of 2.5% over the two and third years, plus a 3% increase for the fourth year. The new collective agreement will enter into force from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2022. The agreement also provides for a 3% market adjustment for emergency communications employees, which goes beyond the overall increase in wages, recognizing the complexity and requirements of the workplace. E-Comm and CUPE Local 873 began collective bargaining in April 2019 and continued mediation by the employment agency (LRB) in October 2019. In December 2019, the LRB appointed Vince Ready as the arbitrator for E-Comm and CUPE Local 873, after the two parties agreed to move to mandatory interest rate arbitration. Vancouver, B.C.- E-Comm and CUPE Local 873, the union representing the 533 employees of the company`s rate unit, announced today that a new collective agreement has been reached through a mandatory interest rate arbitration process. Contact Media Jasmine Bradley E-Comm Corporate Communications E-Comm is responsible for 99% of the province`s 9-1-1 call volume and has handled more than 1.84 million 9-1-1 calls in 2019. For more information about e-comm, see ecomm911.ca. «We recognize and appreciate the critical role our employees play in emergency communications and the valuable work they do every day to keep British Columbia safe,» said Oliver Greter-Andrew, CEO of E-Comm. «Now that the arbitration process is complete, we look forward to working with the EU and our partner agencies to advance public safety in B.C, while ensuring the stability of the work of the first responder community.»