February 16, 2024

The City of Portage la Prairie and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1002 (CUPE 1002) reached a three-year collective agreement effective January 1, 2024.

The new three-year agreement covers the period from January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2026, and affects all City of Portage la Prairie CUPE 1002 workers. This new agreement provides for a general pay rate increase of 4% effective January 1, 2024, 3% effective January 1, 2025, and 2% increase effective January 1, 2026.

The agreement was ratified by CUPE members on November 8, 2023, and approved by Council on December 13, 2023.

Mayor Knox and City Administration met with CUPE representatives on February 16, 2024 to sign the agreement.

“I am thrilled to participate in the signing of the collective agreement with our CUPE employees,” said Mayor Sharilyn Knox. “Council and City Administration place great value and importance on our dedicated workforce, who work tirelessly to keep our city running smoothly. Our CUPE employees play an integral role in delivering essential services to our residents, and their hard work and commitment deserve to be recognized and celebrated. This agreement not only ensures fair treatment and benefits for our employees, but also demonstrates our commitment to fostering a positive working environment that promotes collaboration and mutual respect.”

City and CUPE Representatives meet to sign collective agreement

City and CUPE Representatives meet to sign collective agreement