Joint news release from Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, and CUPE Local 1022
May 13, 2020—A tentative collective agreement has been reached between the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, and CUPE Local 1022.
At HPEDSB, employees who are part of CUPE work in schools, administrative offices and at other sites. They are caring and dedicated members of the HPEDSB family who support student achievement every day, and include the following:
- central support workers;
- communicative disorder assistants;
- custodian and maintenance workers;
- designated early childhood educators;
- educational assistants;
- IT technologists and analysts;
- library technicians;
- school secretaries; and
- student supervision monitors.
The agreement is for a 3-year period from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2022. Ratification votes are expected to take place by the end of May 2020.
No details of the agreement or anything further will be released at this time.
“The CUPE Bargaining Committee is absolutely thrilled to bring this tentative agreement to its members for ratification. It was a collaborative process challenged by forced online bargaining, but both management and the union were committed to reaching a deal that will enhance the working life of CUPE members. Thank you to management for working together with us!” – Jo-Anne White, President, CUPE Local 1022
“As the Board of Trustees, we are proud of all our employees! It takes a village to raise a child. We want our staff to feel safe and valued. Well-being is a key piece of a successful day. To our CUPE employees—we need you. Thank you for your continued service to students.” – Lucille Kyle, Chair of the Board
“The process to reach a successful collective agreement with our local CUPE bargaining unit has taken the repeated efforts of both parties. I want to thank the bargaining unit representatives and the management team for remaining resolved and focused on an agreement that prioritizes our students, acknowledges the importance of equity for all our staff and sees an opportunity to develop strong working relationships. This is a good day for our CUPE staff, a good day for the HPEDSB and a good day for kids.” – Sean Monteith, Director of Education
- Kerry Donnell, Communications & Public Relations Manager, 613.966.1170, extension 62354, [email protected]
- Jo-Anne White, President, CUPE Local 1022, [email protected]