School workers get short deal

Contract abides by provincial wage cap
By Gordon Sova
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/18/2011

The two-year agreement between the Chignecto-Central District School Board in central and western Nova Scotia and the NSGEU includes the provincially mandated one per cent per year wage increase.

The 630 support staff will also have richer benefit cost sharing of 65 per cent to 35 per cent, up from 55 per cent to 45 per cent. The annual $8,000 Professional Development Fund will be continued.

The 500 bus drivers of the Société de transport de Laval accepted a new agreement that gives them two per cent per year in wage increases and one per cent in a lump sum.