Tentative agreement for Regina library workers
After two and a half years, there is a tentative agreement for workers at the Regina Public Library.
The 180 employees voted Friday night to accept the library board's new offer.
The new, four-year deal includes wage increases, a joint-job evaluation process, and guarantees the same health and dental benefits for future and current employees.
"Even though the collective agreement expired at the end of 2009, we didn't actually have our first meeting until August 2010," explained Guy Marsden, CUPE national representative.
Strike action was limited, with the exception of a one-day strike, and workers not taking in late fees.
"We wanted to put some pressure on the library board to negotiate a fair agreement. We thought that this form of job action would minimize the impact to the public and the patrons who have been very supportive of our struggle."
The library board still has to ratify the new deal.
Edited by CJME's Courtney Mintenko