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RMOW and staff reach wage agreement

Four-year deal based on Lower Mainland wage patterns

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The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has reached a wage agreement with its staff.

The four-year deal (2016 to 2019) includes wage increases of 1.5 per cent in 2016 and 2017 and increases of two per cent in 2018 and 2019.

The raises are based on a wage pattern seen in the Lower Mainland, the RMOW said in a release.

"Our discussions with staff have resulted in a balance between finding organization efficiencies and meeting the needs of our employees. We believe the increases are fair and reasonable," Chief Administrative Officer Mike Furey said in the release.

"We are dedicated to delivering quality and effective operations in our work on behalf of the resort community, and our staff are a significant element of ensuring we achieve this."

The 2016 Statement of Financial Information — which includes details about the municipal staff payroll — will be presented at the June 20 council meeting.

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