CBE ratifies agreements with teachers and trades
Colleen Schmidt, CTV Calgary
Published Wednesday, November 27, 2013 3:52PM MST
Last Updated Wednesday, November 27, 2013 3:53PM MST
The Calgary Board of Education has reached collective agreements with its teachers and skilled trade workers.
A memorandum of agreement was signed on September 23 with the Alberta Teachers’ Association, Local 38 and was ratified on November 6 with the ATA’s 7886 members.
The CBE Board of Trustees ratified the agreement on Tuesday.
“We are delighted that we have reached these agreements with our staff groups whose work we value. Whether in the classroom or in support of our schools, they ensure that each and every student achieves success,” said Sheila Taylor, chair of the Board of Trustees. “The agreements allow us to continue to attract and retain high quality staff within available resources.”
The last agreement between the CBE and ATA expired in August 2012 and a tentative deal was reached back in March.
The new agreement provides the following monetary adjustments:
- 0.41 per cent increase in salary grid rates effective Sept. 1, 2014 to bring the CBE rates to the modified provincial average
- 1.0 per cent lump sum payment to teachers based on the salary grid in effect on Nov. 1, 2015, and to be paid by Dec. 30, 2015
- 2.0 per cent increase in salary grid, allowances and substitute daily rates effective Sept. 1, 2015.
The agreement for the skilled trades was a mediated settlement.
The trades bargain under the Bargaining Council of the Calgary Board of Education Construction and Maintenance Skilled Trades Unions which represents about 120 plumbers, painters, sheet metal workers, electricians and carpenters.
That collective agreement expired on January 31, 2013.
The agreement provides the following monetary adjustments:
- 2.0 per cent wage increase effective Feb. 1, 2013
- 1.0 per cent wage increase effective Sept. 1, 2013
- 2.0 per cent wage increase effective Feb. 1, 2014
- 0.5 per cent wage increase effective Sept. 1, 2014
The CBE says funds for both agreements were set aside in the budget.