Tentative Deal Reached Between Local Catholic School and Unifor

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A tentative deal has been reached between the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board and Unifor Local 2458.

According to a school board release, the agreement is for roughly 170 custodians and maintenance workers.

The deal was reached after several weeks of negotiations between the two parties.

Details of the agreement have not been released but Director of Education, Terry Lyons, says "this is a fair agreement for both the board and our employees."

He goes on to say "it's a fiscally responsible contract that acknowledges the current circumstances in which we are currently operating, but also the contributions of these valued workers to our schools, our students and their families."

Chair of the WECDSB Custodial/Maintenance Unit for Unifor 2458, Rick Nadin, says "the deal includes some important improvements for our members and we will be endorsing it when we bring it to them for ratification."

The union has not set a ratification date for its members.

School board trustees will vote on the deal on October 13.

Final ratification is set for October 27.