Fort Nelson school support staff ratify contract

A new collective agreement for school support staff in Fort Nelson has been ratified, the province announced Tuesday.

The agreement between BCGEU Local 717 and School District 81 runs from July 2019 to June 2022, and includes yearly wage increase of 2%. It also includes a provision for monthly collaboration time to educational assistants and similar positions directly supporting students, the province said.

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The agreement covers 56 workers, and has been ratified by the union, the school district, and the BC Public School Employers Association, the province said.

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