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CUPE Local 5050 has reached an agreement with the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board (CBVRSB) on so-called ‘local issues’ in bargaining.

Local 5050 President Liz Macdonald says, “For the very first time, we have reached an agreement on local issues without having to go to conciliation or have the Department of Labour involved, so we are quite pleased we were able to resolve a number of non-monetary issues.”

CUPE National Representative Kathy MacLeod explains that monetary issues are bargained provincially by the Nova Scotia School Board Council of Unions, which covers all of the province’s school boards outside of Halifax (HRSB), while local issues are bargained by each of the CUPE locals.

Local 5050 represent more than 1,300 school board workers throughout the CBVRSB