The Durham District School Board (DDSB) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 218 Office/Clerical/Technical Unit are pleased to announce they have reached a collective agreement. The agreement pertains to the more than 400 office, clerical and technical staff at the DDSB.
“On behalf of the Durham District School Board, I want to thank everyone involved in this bargaining process for their hard work and cooperation demonstrated in reaching a collective agreement,” said Chair of the Durham District School Board, Michael Barrett.
The DDSB ratified the deal at a Special Board Meeting held on July 7, 2016. CUPE’s ratification vote was held on June 27, 2016. This new deal will be in effect from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2017, aligning with provincial settlements at the central bargaining table.
“I am pleased we were able to reach a collective agreement. Through hard work and dedication we were able to overcome difficult issues and we look forward to continued positive labour relations and our partnership in education,” said CUPE Local 218 President, Rod King.