City of Edmonton and CSU 52 ratify new Collective Agreement 
April 3, 2024

The City of Edmonton and the Civic Service Union (CSU) 52 have agreed to the terms of a new collective agreement. Today, Edmonton City Council voted to ratify the terms of the agreement, which was the final step of the bargaining process. CSU 52 members voted to ratify the terms on March 25, 2024.

"I am pleased that Edmontonians will continue to receive high quality services without interruption, and thousands of staff can expect stability," said Mayor Amarjeet Sohi. "This agreement balances the needs of staff and Edmontonians, and I would like to thank the negotiating teams from the City and CSU 52 for this deal."

“We are pleased to have finalized an agreement that supports our valued employees and is fiscally fair and balanced,” said Acting Chief People Officer, Cyndil Taylor. “The thousands of CSU 52 employees who are included in this agreement provide many programs and services that the public relies on every day, and this agreement ensures that they can continue delivering excellent service to the community.”

The terms of the four-year agreement include a general wage adjustment of 0 per cent for 2021, 1.25 per cent for 2022, 2 per cent for 2023, and 3 per cent for 2024.

Additional aspects of the agreement include:
  • Current CSU 52 members will receive a one-time lump sum payment of $1,000.
  • A 25 earned days off (EDO) option will be added to the Amended Hours of Work and Compressed Hours of Work Options (36.9) Letter of Understanding.
  • Language acknowledging the ability for employees to request a leave of absence without pay for observing religious, cultural or ethnic observances, holidays or celebrations not already specified in the collective agreement will be added.
  • Addition of three days paid bereavement leave for provisional staff.
  • A hybrid work commitment that includes moving the LOU into the collective agreement and removing the expiry date.

The City will begin the process of implementing the agreement immediately.
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