MEDIA RELEASE: Tentative Agreement Reached for Striking School Support Workers in the Valley

After two long days at the bargaining table with the assistance of a Conciliator on Friday and Sunday, the bargaining committee representing striking school support workers in the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education (AVRCE) reached a tentative agreement with their employer.
The tentative agreement is being recommended for acceptance by the committee. Information sessions and a ratification vote will be held for Local 73 on Tuesday. No details on the tentative agreement will be publicly disclosed until members have had an opportunity to review the tentative agreement and vote. The deal was concluded at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
It is anticipated that Local 70’s bargaining committee, representing striking school support workers in the South Shore Regional Centre for Education (SSRCE), will be called back to the table imminently.
The two locals include approximately 750 school support workers in the AVRCE and SSRCE combined, who have been on strike since October 24th and 25th, respectively, demanding equal wages for equal work for school support workers in Nova Scotia.
The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union represents over 34,000 workers who provide quality public services Nova Scotians count on every day.
For more information, or to arrange an interview with President Mullen, please contact:
Holly Fraughton, NSGEU Communications Officer,
902-471-1781 (cell)

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