DSBN, CUPE 4156 Facility Services Reach Tentative Agreement  

On March 22, the District School Board of Niagara and CUPE Local 4156 Facility Services arrived at a tentative local agreement.

Details will be available following ratification which is expected to take place on or before May 1, 2016.

The local contract follows the provincial agreement between the Ontario Government, the Ontario Public School Boards Association and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which was reached in the fall of 2015. Under the terms of provincial legislation, the government negotiates big ticket items such as salary, while individual school boards are responsible for reaching agreements with local bargaining units.