The agreement also contains “small adjustments and several budget changes,” the City`s statement said. The terms of the agreement provide for additional wage increases of 2% per year for the duration of the five-year contract. In addition, the agreement includes minor adjustments and several budget changes. “Council would like to express its appreciation for the hard work of both negotiating teams in concluding the negotiations and reaching this reasonable five-year collective agreement,” said Mayor Victor Cumming. “The Council appreciates the excellent work done by our employees for the success of our community and looks forward to the continuation of positive working relationships.” The City of Vernon and members of CUPE Local 626 have ratified a five-year collective agreement covering the period of January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2023. CUPE Local 626 and the City of Vernon have ratified a five-year collective agreement that runs until 2023. . READ MORE: Good citizen appointments sought in Vernon. The agreement provides for annual wage increases of 2% over a five-year period.