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Tentative Agreement Reached With CUPE Local 5678
Tentative Agreement Reached With CUPE Local 5678

UCDSB Reaches Tentative Local Agreement with
Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 5678

(Brockville) – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) reached a tentative memorandum of settlement Thursday afternoon with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 5678. This local settlement, when ratified by the UCDSB and the Local membership, will complete the bargaining process for education support staff and complements the agreement on provincial issues achieved on November 2, 2015. Terms of the settlement will remain confidential until ratified by both parties.

CUPE Local 5678 represents about 1,300 education support staff, including custodians, clerical staff, IT staff, early childhood educators, and educational assistants who work in UCDSB schools.

“I am very pleased to see we have reached a tentative agreement with our CUPE staff,” said Chair Jeff McMillan. “They play an essential role in our system. The hard work and commitment of all of those involved in these talks allowed us to reach a fair agreement acceptable to both sides. We can now continue to focus on our core mission of student achievement.”

“We value the important contribution of employees represented by CUPE,” said Director Stephen Sliwa. “They play a key role in helping our students achieve academic success. The board is extremely pleased that we have concluded negotiations and we look forward to working with our CUPE partners to reach our goals.”

“I and the CUPE bargaining unit are very pleased with the outcome of these talks,” said Sue Hanson, president of CUPE Local 5678. “Whenever you go into negotiations you always go in with a wish list of a little more than what you think you might get. But in the end, this round of bargaining has been successful and I think our members will be pleased with the results.”

The union’s ratification vote will take place March 5. Trustees will hold a ratification vote on March 23.

The tentative agreement with CUPE Local 5678 marks the end of current labour negotiations, with the board having successfully reached approved or tentative agreements with all of its employee bargaining units.

For more information, please call:

Jeff McMillan
Upper Canada District School Board
(613) 340-5515

Stephen Sliwa
Upper Canada District School Board
(613) 342-0371 ext. 1234 

Sue Hanson
CUPE Local 5678
(613) 330-4665

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