The Seine River School Division and MGEU have reached a tentative agreement to end the ongoing custodian strike within the division. 

According to the union, a tentative agreement was reached late Monday afternoon.  

MGEU President Kyle Ross says the bargaining committee has been hard at work and is recommending acceptance of this offer.  

“These members just want to get back to doing their jobs ensuring our kids have clean and safe learning environments, but they will have the final say [Tuesday] on whether this offer is good enough for them.” 

The SRSD custodian’s previous contract expired in July 2021. The union and the division have been working with a conciliator since Thursday of last week.  

The 47 members of the custodian union will be voting on the tentative agreement Tuesday and the results of the vote will be released shortly afterward. If the union votes to ratify the agreement, it will end the work stoppage that began on February 12th

According to a Seine River School Division spokesperson, temporary workers have been cleaning their schools since the start of the strike with minimal issues.  

The strike hasn’t just affected schools. The division says they have asked that all schools "temporarily postpone all outside user group contracts. For school or division-based events that are scheduled after school hours, schools can continue with those activities at their own discretion."