City and CUPE 2262 reach accord, but no contract yet
The City of Castlegar and its union workers from CUPE Local 2262 have not yet hammered out a contract, but have arrived at a mutual accord in terms of proceeding.
Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff says the two parties have agreed on a publication ban, meaning neither side will speak to the press until a settlement has been arranged.
He said the union brought the idea forward and the city readily accepted the notion.
This, after several exchanges between the two sides played out in local media, arguably making successful negotiations more difficult.
Both parties have also agreed to notify the press if and when a contract is signed.