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The Town of Tecumseh and CUPE Locals 702.1 (Outside Full-time Workers), 702.2 and 702.5 (Inside Full and Part-time Workers) reached tentative agreements on June 23, 2021. The agreements were reached following negotiations held by virtual meetings.

The agreements were ratified by the CUPE Locals on June 30, 2021, and Tecumseh Council on July 13, 2021.

The collective agreements are for a four-year term, covering the period January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2024, and include a wage increase of 1.5% in the first year (effective January 1, 2021), as well as benefit improvements. A wage adjustment of 2% follows in each of the years 2022 to 2024. The previous agreements expired December 31, 2020.

“Town staff do extremely important work, and the past year and a half have shown us just how resilient and adaptable they are. Despite the threats of pandemic and flooding, staff have continued to serve our residents and maintain all of our services,” said Mayor Gary McNamara. “On behalf of Council, we are happy that fair and equitable agreements have been reached amicably, that balance with the present economic uncertainty.”

David Doyon, President CUPE 702 said: “CUPE and The Town of Tecumseh have an excellent working relationship with mutual respect and a common goal to provide the residents of Tecumseh with the best public service possible. We look forward to continuing to work together over the next 4 years.”

CUPE represents 54 municipal workers who provide public services to approximately 24,000 residents in the Town of Tecumseh. The workers include parks and recreation, water and public works, financial, clerical and administrative services, as well as information technology, engineering, planning, by-law enforcement and building technical services.


Media Contact: Laura Moy, Director Corporate Services & Clerk, 519-735-2184 Ext. 116 (