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(Bridgewater) – The final two groups of CUPE school board workers have ratified their new contract in strong numbers.

CUPE National Representative Betty Jean Sutherland says close to 500 members of Local 3890, employees of the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board, voted 88% in favour of the five-year deal.

Meanwhile, CUPE National Representative Carl Crouse says employees with the CSAP, the French school board, voted 98% in favour of the package.

Here are the wage highlights of the five-year deal that runs from April 1, 2007 to April 1, 2011:

• 2.9% wage increase retroactive to April 1, 2007
• 2.9% wage increase retroactive to April 1, 2008
• 2.9% wage increase retroactive to April 1, 2009
• 1% wage increase, April 1, 2010
• 1% wage increase, April 1, 2011

For information: 

Carl Crouse                     Betty Jean Sutherland            John McCracken
CUPE National Rep.       CUPE National Rep.             CUPE Communications Rep.
(902) 825-9477 (Cell)     (902) 752-2244 (o)              (902) 455-4180 (o)