NewsNew deal between city of Courtenay and CUPE Local 556 SHARE ON: Justin Goulet, contributor, Monday, Jun. 22nd, 2015 CUPE local 556 and the city of Courtenay have reached a new agreement! The deal will last for the next 4 years, and feature benefits like 2 percent wage increases every year until 2018.Courtenay mayor Larry Jangula says this covers quite a few workers. //www.mycomoxvalleynow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/JANGULA-CUPE-LOCAL.wavJangula says these agreements can take up to 2 years to negotiate, but this one went quite smoothly, with bargaining starting in March and completed at the beginning of June. //www.mycomoxvalleynow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/JANGULA-CUPE-LOCAL-2.wavJangula adds the deal covers a period of 4 years and goes until December 31st, 2018. The agreement applies to approximately 135 inside and outside workers, including full-time, part-time, casual, and summer students.