The City of Niagara Falls and its employees have reached a new collective agreement, after months of negotiations and discussions. The agreement was reached between the City and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1287, which represents approximately 400 employees in the municipal government.

The new agreement includes a number of changes and improvements for employees, including wage increases and improved benefits. The City has agreed to provide a 2.5% wage increase in each year of the three-year agreement, as well as an additional 0.5% wage increase in the second year for employees who have reached the maximum salary in their job classification.

Other benefits of the new agreement include improvements to vacation entitlement, sick leave, and the introduction of a new long-term disability plan. The City has also agreed to provide additional funding for training and development opportunities for employees.

The agreement was reached after several months of negotiations, during which time the City and CUPE Local 1287 engaged in discussions on a wide range of issues related to employment in the municipal government. The new agreement reflects the interests and concerns of both the City and the union, and represents a fair and equitable solution for all parties.

The City of Niagara Falls is committed to providing its employees with competitive wages and benefits, as well as a safe and supportive work environment. The new collective agreement reflects the City`s ongoing commitment to its workforce, and represents an important step forward in the relationship between the City and its employees.

In conclusion, the new collective agreement between the City of Niagara Falls and CUPE Local 1287 represents a significant achievement for both parties. The agreement reflects a commitment to fairness, equity, and employee well-being, and provides a strong foundation for continued cooperation and collaboration between the City and its employees. As the City continues to grow and evolve, this agreement will serve as a cornerstone of its ongoing commitment to its workforce and the community it serves.