School board, union heading to conciliation

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Sides at an impasse over contracting out

The Chignecto-Central school board and its unionized custodians and bus drivers are going to concilation.

TRURO – The union representing more than 400 school board workers with the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board will head to conciliation talks with the board on Oct. 9.

The union represents bus drivers, custodians and tradespeople with the board.

CUPE National Representative Betty Jean Sutherland said the union requested the assistance of the Department of Labour after reaching an impasse on the issue of contracting out and how it affects job security for members of Local 3890.

For union local president Ron Davis, contracting out is a key issue.

“While a negotiated settlement is always the preferred option in a labour dispute, our members have said the threat of contracting out must be addressed," Davis said in a news release.

 

Organizations: Central Regional School Board, Department of Labour

Geographic location: Chignecto

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