The Vancouver Island Regional Library and the Canadian Union of Public Employee (CUPE) local 401 have ratified a new five-year labour agreement for 200 employees.
The agreement provides for improved benefits and work scheduling, and was settled with the assistance of a mediator.
VIRL staff have been without a contract since Jan. 1, 2015. The five-year deal covers a term from Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2019.
There are three unionized staff who work at VIRL’s Sooke branch.