LONDON, Ont. – A tentative agreement was reached this afternoon between Thames Valley District School Board management and representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing 1,100 education and instructional assistants, on strike since May 11th.
“We will be recommending this deal to our members for ratification on Saturday,” said Jennifer Kaufmann, CUPE national representative. “If the deal is accepted, EAs and IAs could return to work as soon as Monday.”
Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until it has been presented to CUPE 4222, Unit C members for ratification. The deal must also be ratified by school board trustees.
For further information, please contact:
Jennifer Kaufman, CUPE National Representative - 519-852-2803 cell
James Chai, CUPE Communications - 416-292-3999