Chinook’s Edge teachers pact signed

The Chinook’s Edge School Division and the Alberta Teaches Association Local 17 have signed a collective agreement, with unanimous support from both sides.

The Chinook’s Edge School Division and the Alberta Teaches Association Local 17 have signed a collective agreement, with unanimous support from both sides.

Kevin Pizzey, ATA Local 17 president, said that while a unanimous vote is unusual it was welcome.

“We were seventh out of 62 divisions in the province to reach a tentative agreement, which we accomplished on Sept. 12,” said Pizzey. “To pass it so smoothly continues to build on the positivity that exists between the local ATA and the Chinook’s Edge board.” The collective agreement encompasses the results of the local bargaining process and is part of the overall provincial framework delivered through Alberta Education.

“For Chinook’s Edge, this represent three years of labour stability with a key group of our people and this is great news for everyone in our Chinook’s Edge communities,” said Colleen Butler, board of education chair.

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