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The City of Saint John, the Saint John Board of Police Commissioners, and CUPE Local 486 bargaining teams reach tentative agreement

The bargaining teams representing the City of Saint John and the Saint John Board of Police Commissioners are pleased to announce they have reached a tentative agreement with CUPE Local 486.

The bargaining teams resolved this tentative agreement on October 6, 2023.

Saint John Common Council and the Saint John Board of Police Commissioners will be asked to approve the new agreement on October 10, 2023. The Executive of CUPE Loal 486 will also recommend ratification to their membership prior to October 10, 2023.

Details will be available once all parties have ratified the agreement.

Representatives of the bargaining team were challenged with the fiscal realities and current inflationary pressures.

Negotiations began in July 2022, and were ongoing for 14 months before inside workers voted for strike action which commenced on September 12, 2023.