July 28, 2020; Liverpool, NS: A new collective agreement between Region of Queens Municipality and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEM) Local 1928 has been ratified and approved by Council at the July 28, 2020 Regular Council meeting. The agreement will provide unionized full-time and temporary employees in the Engineering and Public Works Department with 2% annual increases in their hourly wage each year over a four year period, from April 1, 2020 through to March 31, 2024. In addition to the 2% annual increase in wages, Materials Recovery Facility Sorters will receive a one-time 50 cent increase in their hourly rate, retroactive to March 31, 2020.
“Region of Queens Municipality is proud of the skilled workforce we employ in our Engineering and Public Works Department. These employees enable many progressive infrastructure projects to be completed with our own workforce, at considerable savings to taxpayers,” said David Dagley, Mayor of Region of Queens Municipality. “The department is an asset to our community, and we are proud to provide employment for 39 local people, many of whom have worked for Region of Queens Municipality for many years.”
There are 24 full-time employees and 15 temporary employees within the Engineering and Public Works Department responsible for Materials Recovery Facility, Municipal Solid Waste Management Facility, South Queens Water Treatment Facility, North and South Queens Sewage Treatment Facilities, Capital Works, as well as streets in Liverpool, sidewalks, storm water and other Municipal parks and properties throughout Queens County.