SD6 K-12 support staff ratify agreement
Five K-12 support staff agreements have been ratified in the province by the local union, the local school district and the BC Public School Employers’ Association board of directors under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate, including SD 6 (Rocky Mountain) and CUPE Local 440, representing 254 employees.
The agreements focus on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation, and include: three-year terms of July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022; general wage increases of two per cent per year.
SD 6 (Rocky Mountain) and CUPE Local 440 negotiated to fund professional development activities for education assistants, youth care workers, intervenors and administrative assistants.
The ratifications complete the process begun by the September 2018 Provincial Framework Agreement, which paved the way for collective agreements to be negotiated between K-12 local support staff unions and the 60 public school district employers throughout B.C.
Currently, there are more than 226,000 public sector employees covered by tentative or ratified agreements reached under the mandate.