CUPE 3966 (Richmond Public Library Workers) and the Richmond Public Library Board have both ratified a new four-year collective agreement. CUPE 3966 represents approximately 120 librarians who provide general interest services in Richmond`s four public libraries. „We are pleased to have concluded this round of negotiations and to have reached an agreement that contains improvements that will have a positive impact on our temporary and auxiliary workers,“ said Kate Adams, President of CUPE 3966. „All of our members are committed to the important community services they provide and we look forward to continuing to work with the Richmond Public Library to provide these services.“ Employees at the Richmond Library will face a pay increase thanks to a new four-year collective agreement. The new agreement between the Richmond Public Library Board of Trustees and CUPE 3966, the union representing approximately 120 Richmond Library employees, will provide workers with a 1.5 per cent wage increase in the first two years of the contract, followed by a two per cent increase over the past two years. The new agreement is retroactive to 1 January 2016 and expires on 31 December 2019. The new agreement expires on 31 December 2019 and is retroactive to 1 January 2016. The new agreement provides for salary increases of 1.5 per cent in the first two years of the contract and increases of 2 per cent for each of the remaining years, as well as improvements in the accumulation of seniority by auxiliaries, improvements in the probation period and increases in visual aid and orthotic coverage. Auxiliaries will also see improvements in obtaining seniority. Visual supply and coverage of orthomes will also be improved.. . .