Members of CUPE 4797 have ratified a new collective agreement with the Northwest School Division. The deal was signed by both the Board of Education and the Local’s bargaining committee on June 15, 2018.

The new contract includes a wage increase of 3.75 per cent over three years, improvements to vacation entitlement for caretakers, and a number of improvements in language.

“Our members are the backbone of the education system and we are pleased our local was able to reach a deal with Northwest School Division,” said Denis Ouellette, President of CUPE Local 4797.

The Local represents 125 members working as caretakers, bus drivers, library technicians, administrative assistants, and Educational Assistants.