Deal for school support workers

SURREY – The Canadian Union of Public Employees representing education support workers has reached a tentative agreement that, if ratified, features a 5.5 per cent wage increase over five years, more hours for education assistants and a better health plan.


The tentative agreement was reached with the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) on Saturday. CUPE represents education support workers in 53 school districts throughout B.C. This includes education assistants, secretaries, caretakers, First Nations support workers, IT workers, Strong Start facilitators, trades and maintenance workers, and bus drivers.


Tom Zytaruk