Tuesday, May 30, 2023
NNDSB and union ratify new collective agreements
The Near North District School Board (NNDSB) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1165-01, representing office, clerical and technical staff; and Local 1165-02, representing custodial and maintenance staff have ratified four-year local collective agreements to cover the period from Sept. 1, 2022 to Aug. 31, 2026.
“CUPE Locals 1165-01 and 1165-02 are pleased to announce that both CUPE and NNDSB ratified new four-year collective agreements, allowing CUPE members to continue supporting student achievement and well-being in schools,” said Trevor Russell, President of CUPE Local 1165.
Previously at the provincial table, a central agreement was ratified between CUPE and the Government of Ontario / Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA) on December 19, 2022.
“These new four-year collective agreements will continue to strengthen the relationship with valued employee groups. Their contribution to a safe and positive learning environment that supports student achievement and well-being is greatly appreciated,” said NNDSB Chair Erika Lougheed. “We respect the efforts of the negotiation team in accomplishing these collective agreements.”
“The NNDSB appreciates the essential work and commitment of support staff and their contribution to supporting the pillars of the Multi-Year Strategic Plan (MYSP),” said NNDSB Director of Education Craig Myles. “The NNDSB is grateful for CUPE’s cooperative work towards the ratification of the collective agreements which will ensure that their indispensable service will continue without interruption.”