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NORTH BAY, Ont. – Members of Local 1165-6 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing three transportation technicians who plan and ensure bus routing and transportation services for the Near North District School Board, the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board, Le Conseil scolaire de district du Nord-Est de l’Ontario, and the Conseil scolaire Franco-Nord, will return to work Monday, October 31st. The union and employer both ratified a collective agreement reached in mediation talks earlier this week.

“We are happy we were able to come up with a creative way to settle this strike, without concessions,” said Michelle Loiselle, CUPE National Representative.

The workers are employed by a transportation consortium, Student Transportation Services Nipissing Parry Sound, providing transportation services to all four area school boards. The new collective agreement includes wage increases and adjustments totalling 14% over three years.

“Our members can now get back to doing the job they love – making sure our children get to school on time and safely,” said Loiselle.


For further information, please contact:

Michelle Loiselle
CUPE National Rep

Robert Lamoureux
CUPE Communications