Moncton city council approves wage increases for 230 city workers

4-year deal covers one-third of city's workforce

MONCTON, N.B. (CP) — About 230 unionized city workers in Moncton, N.B., have a new contract that includes wage increases.

A news release says Moncton city council approved the four-year deal on Friday, Dec. 6.

The agreement is retroactive from Jan. 1 of this year and includes a six per cent wage increase over four years.

The workers — which include clerical and technical staff, supervisors and managers — represent one-third of the city's workforce.

Mayor George LeBlanc said in a statement that the employees are crucial to delivering services to residents.

He says the agreement treats workers fairly while being fiscally responsible.

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