Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

August 17, 2010 11:32 ET

CUPE 1358.2 Concludes Early Learning Agreement With Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board

WINDSOR, OTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2010) - Local 1358.2 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) last week reached a ground-breaking agreement with the Windsor-Essex Catholic District Catholic School Board (WECDSB) that will help ensure a successful rollout of the new early learning program (ELP) in September.

"We are very excited to have concluded this important step to making early learning a reality in Windsor" said Pat Holland, President CUPE Local 1358.

The letter of agreement incorporates the terms of the recently negotiated Provincial Discussion Table (PDT) agreement between the Province, school boards and the unions which represent the bulk of Ontario's school board staff. The PDT agreement has now been incorporated into the current collective agreement between WECDSB and CUPE, and will be in effect until 2012.

"When school begins next month, parents can know that the early learning professionals this agreement covers will be focused on making early learning a success at WECDSB by providing their children with the best possible education," said Holland.

Among other things, the agreement provides a framework for the orderly placement of early childhood educators (ECEs) into the board's existing collective agreement, as well as establishing the role ECEs will play in the classroom.

Contact Information

  • Pat Holland
    CUPE Local 1358 President
    Kevin Wilson
    CUPE Communications