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(Truro) Contract talks between the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board and the union representing some 400 full-time and part-time school board workers have broken off.

CUPE Local 3890 says it is very disappointed in the boards final offer. The two main issues in dispute are job security and wages. The boards offer on job security would leave the employees with the worst language in the sector.

The offer on wages is a 2% increase in each year of a three-year deal, which is even less than what was awarded to health care workers through the Final Offer Selection process. Arbitrator Susan Ashley awarded the health care workers a 7.5% wage increase.

CUPE has scheduled an information meeting for its members on November 3, to be followed by a strike vote on November 10.

For information:
Hank Admiral, President, CUPE Local 3890
(902) 897-8965 (w) - (902) 662-3895 (h)
Terry Goulding, National Representative
(902) 455-4180 (o) - (902) 755-2158 (h)