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Children's Aid lockout/strike settled

Arbitrator’s award delivers new collective agreement for Nipissing and Parry Sound children’s aid workers
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Locked out Children's Aid society picket outside the McIntyre St. office. Photo by Jeff Turl.

A four-month winter lockout and a brief strike have resulted in a new contract between workers and the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society.

The agreement provides a modest wage increase and protects sick leave benefits. The amount of the raise was not disclosed in a CUPE news release.

“We are proud that the workers at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS stood up for each other and for the vulnerable people we serve,” said Elizabeth Holmes, vice-president of Local 2049 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents workers at the agency.

The collective agreement settled by the arbitrator’s award will expire on March 31, 2018.