An arbitrator has settled a long-running labour impasse between the City of Winnipeg and the union representing its professionals and middle managers.
The Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers announced Wednesday it has reached a new collective bargaining agreement with the city. An arbitrator decided the union's employees will receive an 8.2-per-cent wage hike over four years, spokesperson David Sauer said in a statement.
The deal is retroactive to October 2015, when WAPSO's last contract with the city expired.
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The deal also removes the city's ability to ask WAPSO members to work in place of other city workers in the event of a strike, Sauer said.
Also on Wednesday, city council voted unanimously in favour of a contract reached last month between the city and its largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 500.