CUPE Local 5217 and TransAqua Sign Their First Collective Agreement

RIVERVIEW – CUPE Local 5217 members working at the Greater Moncton Wastewater Commission signed their first Collective Agreement today with their employer, TransAqua.  

“There were delays in the bargaining process however, there has been significant improvement in labour relations since the hiring of the current General Manager,” said CUPE National Servicing Representative Kim McCaffrey.

bassin where the wasted water is being filtered

Certified in November 2014, CUPE 5217 had successfully campaigned to reverse the Commission’s decision to do a public-private partnership for the mandated 2020 secondary treatment plan. The new facility will be completely public run.

“I am quite proud of this agreement,” said Ralph Green, Local 5217 President. “By signing this first Collective Agreement, the workers will have better job security and the Commission fulfills one of its 2016 Strategic Goals,” said Green. 

“Our Local is proud to be an advocate for its members and for good public services and infrastructure for citizens in the Greater Moncton Area,” concluded Green.