On Dec. 20, 2017, the South Shore Regional School Board (SSRSB) met with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU, Queens and Lunenburg County Locals) to ratify the agreement between the NSTU and the SSRSB. The signed contract is valid until July 31, 2020.
“We are very pleased to have this contract signed and in effect,” said Scott Milner, SSRSB Superintendent of Schools. “This is great news for our board. During negotiations we discussed important topics and were able to find solutions that met both of our needs. Our local teachers voted earlier to accept the negotiated agreement.”
The parties gained agreement on clauses pertaining to transfers for permanent and term teachers which the parties feel will facilitate more efficient employee mobility.
NSTU President Liette Doucet, Queens County Local President Stacy Thorburn (also vice principal of South Queens Middle School) and Lunenburg County Local President Jayleen Chase met with SSRSB Board Chair Theresa Griffin and Superintendent of Schools Scott Milner to sign the contract. Pam Langille, Executive Staff Officer with the NSTU and Stacey Soares, Human Resources Generalist with the SSRSB witnessed the signing.
The SSRSB would like to thank all parties, especially the negotiating teams for their work.
“Everyone who participated in the negotiations really went the extra mile to ensure the contract is fair and representative of our teachers’ needs. The entire process has been commendable,” said Milner.