The agreement, which covers the period from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2023, provides that unionized employees in the city will receive wage increases of 9.25 percent over four years — 2.00 percent in 2020; 2.25 per cent in 2021; and 2.50% in 2022 and 2023. Richmond City Council has approved a new four-year collective agreement with The Union of Public Employees of Canada (CUPE) Premises 718 and 394, which represent the City`s internal and external workers. CUPE Locals 718 and 394 ratified the agreement with their members on 27 and 19 February respectively. The collective agreement agreed on a number of other points, such as. B improved health care, discharge structures and training that will strengthen the workforce, improve recruitment and engagement and improve efficiency throughout the city. . . .