TRURO – Dozens of Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) employees could soon be receiving more pay.
A report from the school board’s human resources services, which was shared during a board meeting earlier this week, indicates CCRSB has been given authorization from the provincial education department to grant up to a 2.5 per cent raise to non-union staff, which would be effective April 2013 to March 31, 2014.
Allison McGrath, director of human resources services, confirmed with the Truro Daily News that staff eligible for the raise include executive assistants, computer programmers, pay roll, human services and co-ordinators in a variety of departments.
Debbie Buott-Matheson, school board communications spokeswoman, confirmed with this paper on Thursday that the raises would equal $80,000 for about 60 people during the 2013-2014 year.
The report says the percentage increase is the same as what was accepted by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union. The board would be responsible for the first one per cent, which was part of the budget process for this year, and the government would cover the following 1.5 per cent.
A vote on the raise is expected to take place at a monthly school board meeting next week in Amherst.