CUPE 4875 and the North East School Division in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached.

After months of negotiations, both parties have come to an agreement that addresses their needs and concerns while also supporting the continued success of our schools.

Key highlights of the agreement include wage increases of 3%, 3.5%, and 3.5% over three years.

“This agreement recognizes the essential contributions of education support workers and moves us closer to pay equity with other school divisions,” said Debbie Dufault, president of CUPE 4875. “We look forward to working together with the North East School Division to build a bright future for our students.”

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with CUPE 4875 that acknowledges the invaluable contributions of education support workers of the North East School Division,” said Heather Shwetz, Superintendent of Human Resources and Privacy Officer, North East School Division. “This agreement reflects our shared commitment to fostering a supportive and equitable workplace environment.”

CUPE members voted in favour of the tentative agreement on February 1. It is expected that the school division will ratify the agreement at their Board meeting on February 13.

Moving forward, both CUPE 4875 and the North East School Division are committed to open communication, mutual respect, and ongoing collaboration to support the well-being of employees and the advancement of shared goals.