Little change in school contract

Signs of improvement in manufacturing sector
By Gordon Sova
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/01/2011

An agreement between the Saskatoon School Division and Local 8443 of CUPE lines up the expiry of the agreement with the end of the school year, but doesn’t make many other significant changes.

Wages will increase by eight per cent over 21 months, with two trades seeing bumps as well.

New language is added to the agreement for the employment of apprentices at the Board. Ominously, other new language will allow the Board and the union to negotiate the terms of severance in “special circumstances.”