The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1022 are pleased to announce that the parties have reached a tentative settlement on local bargaining issues.
“We are very pleased that the teams for the Board and CUPE have reached a tentative agreement. Both teams negotiated for a lengthy period of time in a respectful manner and came to agreeable terms. CUPE support staff play important roles in educating students, and we appreciate their contributions to student achievement and well-being,” said Dwayne Inch, Chair of the Board.
“We are pleased to reach a tentative deal last evening. On behalf of the bargaining team, I would like to thank our members for their support and dedication through this process.” said Lee-Ann Evans, CUPE Local 1022 President.
CUPE 1022 represents approximately 580 educational assistants, custodial, maintenance, office clerical, technical employees and early childhood educators. The term of the agreement is from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2017.
Ratification votes by both parties will take place in the coming weeks. No other details will be released at this time.
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