SCHOOL COMMITTEE NOTEBOOK: School Committee Approves 3-Year Contract For Cafeteria Workers

WILMINGTON, MA — At its last meeting, the Wilmington School Committee unanimously approved a new 3-year contract for the Cafeteria Employees Association.

The contract, which runs from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020, will see a 2.25% cost-of-living increase for each of the three years.

One key addition to the contract involves training hours for cafeteria workers.

“One early release day will be designated for training/professional development for all staff to participate.  For part-time employees, this training/professional development day shall be 4 hours.  Any remaining training/professional development hours for full-time staff, supervisors, and managers will be scheduled by the Administrator of Food Services on other early release days.  Offsite conferences will continue to be considered professional development.”

Another key addition to the contract involve food deliveries that arrive at the end of the work day.

“As needed, and with prior notice to the Administrator of Food Services, if a delivery arrives within 30 minutes of the end of the manager’s or supervisor’s workday, up to two (2) employees will be compensated not to exceed one (1) hour past normal working hours for the purpose of receiving and putting away the delivery.”

School Committee Chair Steve Bjork and former Chair Peggy Kane served on the Committee’s negotiation team.  The Committee approved the agreement in Executive Session on October 11 and ratified it in public session at its October 25 meeting.

Watch The Video:

Watch the vote, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below beginning at the 89:25-mark:

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