City Council ratifies new CUPE Local 2380 agreement

Barrie, ON – After a short round of negotiations, the City of Barrie and CUPE Local 2380 reached a tentative agreement on March 4, 2021. The agreement was ratified by both CUPE Local 2380 and City Council yesterday (March 22).

“I am pleased that we were able reach an agreement with CUPE Local 2380 that is fair and equitable, but also balances the present economic uncertainty we are facing due to the pandemic," said Michael Prowse, Chief Administrative Officer. “Our employees do extremely important work, and this past year has also shown us just how resilient and adaptable they are too. Even in the midst of pandemic, our employees continue to serve our residents and keep the city moving."

The agreement is for an 18-month term (January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022) and includes the following wage increases: 1.0 % (Jan. 1, 2021) and 1.0% (Jan. 1, 2022). The previous contract expired on December 31, 2020.

“I am happy that our Local was able to reach a deal that was both fair to the tax payers of the City of Barrie and to our members who have been behind the scenes and on the front lines working hard for their community," said Michael Murphy, President of CUPE Local 2380  “While this round of negotiations with the City was shorter than in past years, it in no way diminishes the amount of work that our committee has done to develop, present and negotiate a new collective agreement.  I'd like to take this opportunity to thank them for all their hard work with this endeavor and to thank all the rest of our union members who continue to keep our community safe."

CUPE Local 2380 represents municipal workers who provide public services ranging from parks and recreational services, water and wastewater treatment, public works, court services, financial and administrative services, city planning, by-law enforcement, building and marina services, and others.


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Scott LaMantia
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The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4529