The Town of Comox has ratified a new collective deal with CUPE Local 556.

The agreement is for a four-year contract and features a two per cent annual wage increase and benefit changes.

The deal was approved by Comox town council and ratified by CUPE Local 556 members.

“Council is pleased to have a new bargaining contract in place, which we believe represents a fair balance for both parties,” said Comox Mayor Russ Arnott. “Comox staff continue to provide several key town services that make this community the best place to live, work, and play. We sincerely appreciate the efforts involved to keep our community moving forward.”

The last agreement came to an end in March 2021.

“Both parties worked diligently throughout the bargaining process to reach a deal that is suitable for members, the Town, residents, and businesses in Comox,” said CUPE Local 556 Unit vice-president Peter Morrow. “CUPE 556 members are proud of the quality public services they deliver in Comox, and we look forward to continue that commitment to the Town and its stakeholders.”