News CUPE memebers ratify new contract SHARE ON: Mathew Reisler, staff Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 2019 Photo credit: supplied The over 55,000 education workers CUPE represents have voted to ratify the contract that was agreed on between the central table and the provincial government. The deal was hammered out over the summer and agreed to at the start of October. CUPE Local 1022 President Joanne White told My Bancroft Now at the time that no concessions were made with the deal. She said one of the new things that will be added to the contract will be a “violence piece.” Global News reports that custodians, secretaries and the other education workers will also receive a one-percent raise. The new deal will also see millions of dollars in government funding invested in education to work on restoring 1,500 jobs that were previously cut, Global reports.