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Tentative agreement reached for striking school support workers in Annapolis Valley

Main sticking point in negotiations was wage parity.

Halifax (07 Nov. 2022) — After 2 long days at the bargaining table with the assistance of a conciliator, the bargaining committee representing striking school support workers in the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education (AVRCE) reached a tentative agreement with their employer. These workers are represented by the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees' Union (NSGEU/NUPGE).

Ratification votes begin November 8

The tentative agreement is being recommended for acceptance by the committee. Information sessions and a ratification vote will be held for Local 73 on November 8. No details on the tentative agreement will be publicly disclosed until members have had an opportunity to review the tentative agreement and vote. 

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 2 locals include approximately 750 school support workers in the AVRCE and SSRCE combined. They have been on strike since October 24 and 25, respectively, demanding equal wages for equal work for school support workers in Nova Scotia.