Collective Agreement between CUPE 4156 and the DSBN officially ratified

Mar 08, 2023

On March 7, 2023, the local Collective Agreement between CUPE 4156 and the District School Board of Niagara was officially ratified. 

This Collective Agreement for CUPE 4156 includes two distinct employee groups - Facilities staff which include maintenance and trades as well as Office, Clerical, Technical, and Instructional staff. This current ratified Collective Agreement will be in place until 2026.

Throughout the bargaining process, DSBN and CUPE worked collaboratively to ensure ongoing support for student learning while efficiently reaching agreements with both employee groups.

Highlights that appear in both the Facilities and the Office, Clerical, Technical and Instructional support Collective Agreements include incorporation of Indigenous leave language, increases to educational allowances to support staff training, language to reflect gender neutrality, as well as updates to compassionate leave language related to special circumstances. 

CUPE 4156 represents approximately 2,000 members who work for the DSBN. Union members hold a variety of support staff positions within schools, maintenance, and administrative departments.

The District School Board of Niagara serves over 40,000 students and employs over 6,000 people in schools and departments across the Niagara Region.