July 13, 2018 8:11 am

Tentative deal reached for support staff in B.C. schools

A vacant teachers desk is pictured at the front of a empty classroom is pictured at McGee Secondary school in Vancouver on Sept. 5, 2014. B.C.'s public school teachers have ratified a hard-bargained six-year contract, ending a bitter months-long strike and allowing the start of the school year for half a million students.


There is a tentative agreement between CUPE and the BC Public School Employers’ Association, covering support staff in public schools in the province.

It covers 27,000 education assistants, school secretaries, caretakers, First Nations support workers, IT workers, trades and maintenances workers, and bus drivers in elementary and high schools.

Details won’t be released until the union’s presidents’ council reviews it and if approved, it will then form part of the local bargaining proposals in each school district.

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