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LONDON, Ont. – A tentative agreement was reached this evening between the union representing educational and instructional assistants (EAs and IAs) and the Thames Valley District School Board, averting a strike that would have affected students in 186 schools in the city of London and in the counties of Elgin, Oxford and Middlesex. “We are happy that we managed to reach a deal without a strike,” said Pat Wilson, vice-president of CUPE 4222, Unit C. “We will be recommending this deal to our members for ratification.”

CUPE 4222, Unit C, represents 852 permanent and 311 casual EAs and IAs, who provide care to special needs students. Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until it has been presented to the members for ratification on Monday evening, May 8th.


For further information, please contact:
Pat Wilson, Vice-President (Unit C), CUPE Local 4222 - 519-852-2264 cell
Jennifer Kaufman, CUPE National Representative - 519-433-1753 - 519-852-2803 cell
James Chai, CUPE Communications - 416-292-3999