Niagara Region and CUPE ratify four-year collective agreement

Niagara Region and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1287 are pleased to announced that they have ratified a four-year collective agreement on May 24, 2018. 

This collective agreement will be in effect from Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2021.  

This freely-negotiated agreement covers 874 full-time, part-time and casual employees working in most Regional departments. These technical, skilled labour and professional employees are located throughout most of Niagara Region’s facilities. 

CUPE Local 1287 staff work in planning, social assistance, finance, court services, childcare, transportation operations, fleet and facilities maintenance, IT, water and wastewater operations, landfill operations and administrative services. 


"The agreement is consistent with the direction provided by Regional Council. We are pleased that an equitable agreement was reached.  On behalf of Council I’d like to thank both the Region’s and CUPE’s negotiating teams for their hard work in coming to this agreement. "
~ Alan Caslin, Regional Chair
"We are pleased that both parties were able to come to an agreement that will continue to form the foundation for sound labour relations and the delivery of these important services. The settlement takes into consideration the costs of providing these public services to our communities and efforts to make them sustainable without adding a greater burden on taxpayers, while ensuring fair treatment of the employees who provide them. "
~ Carmen D’Angelo, Chief Administrative Office
"After multiple days of bargaining, CUPE Local 1287 was able to reach a Memorandum of Settlement with the Region of Niagara that was ratified by the Union members on May 22, 2018. "
~ Amanda Wells, CUPE National Representative, Niagara Area Office


Jason Lupish
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3813

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