Ibew 1928 Collective Agreement

July 28, 2020; Liverpool, Nova Scotia: A new collective agreement between the Queens City Area and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEM) Local 1928 was ratified and approved by Council at the regular Council meeting on July 28, 2020. The agreement provides that full-time and temporary unionized workers in the Department of Engineering and Public Works will see their hourly earnings increase annually by 2% over a four-year period from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2024. In addition to the 2% annual salary increase, sorters at material recovery facilities will receive a one-time increase in their hourly rate of 50 cents, retroactive to March 31, 2020. There are 24 full-time employees and 15 temporary workers at the Department of Engineering and Public Works who are responsible for the Materials Recovery Facility, Municipal Waste Disposal Facility, South Queens Water Treatment Facility, North and South Queens Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Capital Works, as well as roads in Liverpool, sidewalks, rainwater and other parks and urban properties in Queens County. “The Region of the Municipality of Queens is proud of the skilled workforce we employ in our engineering and public works department. These employees make it possible to carry out many state-of-the-art infrastructure projects with our own workforce, which translates into significant savings for taxpayers,” said David Dagley, Mayor of the City of Queens. “The ministry is an asset to our community, and we are proud to provide jobs for 39 locals, many of whom have been working for the Queens City area for many years.”