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What’s happening in Rainbow Schools?

Rainbow Board and CUPE reach tentative local agreement

Rainbow District School Board and the union representing its cleaners, custodians and trades employees in Sudbury, Espanola, Manitoulin Island and Shining Tree have reached a tentative agreement at the local level.
Details of the agreement will be released once it has been ratified by members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 895 and approved by the Board of Trustees.
The new deal, if ratified and approved, will be in effect from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2017, aligning with the provincial settlement for this employee group at the central bargaining table.
“Our CUPE staff keep our schools clean and safe,” said Rainbow District School Board Chair Doreen Dewar. “They maintain quality facilities for teaching and learning.”
She added: “We commend the bargaining team from the Board and the Union for working diligently to bring these negotiations to a successful conclusion.” 
Media Contact:
Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.