Kativik Ilisarniliriniq reaches agreement in principle with teachers’ union

Kativik Ilisarniliriniq has reached an agreement in principle with the union that represents its teachers. The agreement, which has yet to be ratified by union members, includes a range of benefits including a cashable food transportation allowance, a retention premium, and an allowance for locally hired staff. It also includes a new Protocol of Agreement with the Government of Quebec Ministère de l’Éducation and the Treasury Board Secretariat which guides the Kativik School Board’s management during collective agreement negotiations. “For the past 20 years, Kativik Ilisarniliriniq has tried to eliminate disparities in the working conditions of its unionized employees,” said Kativik President Mme Sarah Aloupa. “Today, we reached an agreement in principle, which includes a set of unprecedented administrative measures that were introduced by management. It’s a historic moment for the Nunavik education sector.”