Regina City Council approved a new collective bargaining agreement for the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 588 at Monday’s City Council meeting.
The agreement includes an annual salary increase of 2 percent for 2016, 2017 and 2018 with retroactive pay to January 1, 2016.
The cost of the compounded increases for the duration of the agreement totals $1.9 million.
“The new agreement between the City and Union bargaining teams was achieved through collaborative negotiations which exhibits a significant relationship improvement between the parties,” said Chris Holden, City Manager. “Reaching a collective settlement allows the City to continue providing essential transit service to our many customers which includes Paratransit users, high school and post-secondary students, commuters and the community at large.”
The City of Regina employs approximately 2,000 permanent employees who deliver critical services including road construction, water operations, fire and protective services, parks and recreation, and transit services. ATU Local 588 represents 222 of the total City employees.