After 170 days, an agreement has been made between the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the province in regard to labour negotiations.  

The Union represents about 55,000 education workers across the province, where 73 per cent of members voted in favour of the province's most recent deal.

The four year deal would see a $1 per hour raise for lowest paid education workers, which adds up to 3.9 per cent annually. 

“For the first time in a decade, education workers have achieved a collective agreement that did not impose terms through legislation,” said CUPE in a release. 

Last Sunday, leadership with the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Ontario government reached a tentative deal on wage and benefit increases – avoiding a second strike for over 50,000 education workers across the province.