Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

December 16, 2010 11:25 ET

School Board Employees Ratify New Collective Agreement

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2010) - School board employees represented by CUPE Local 108 (Unit 3) have ratified a new collective agreement with the Halifax Regional School Board.

The two year agreement was ratified on December 13, 2010 and is retroactive to August 1, 2009.

Along with a one per cent wage increase in each year of the contract, the local achieved significant advances in contract language, including:

  • improved overtime language

  • paid leave for union orientation 

  • family illness leave

  • additional day off with pay on Board Assessment and Evaluation days

  • reimbursement for damage to personal vehicles and property

Local 108 (Unit 3) is comprised of approximately 800 support staff who work in the following classifications: Community Outreach Worker, Educational Program Assistant, Early Childhood Educator, Library Support Specialist (Board Based and School Based) and Student Support Worker.

Contact Information

  • Marianne Welsh
    CUPE National Representative
    902-455-4180 (o)
    Derrick Barrett
    CUPE Communications Representative
    902-455-4180 (o)