GDRSD Employee Contract Negotiation Update

  • Custodian contract negotiations have concluded:  1-year contract with a 1.5% increase. 
  • Union SEIU 888 Cafe & Maintenance negotiations concluded: 2- years contract with a 1.5% increase each year.
  • Unit D negotiations have concluded with a tentative agreement that is awaiting ratification by both union membership and school committee. An update will be provided as negotiations progress.
  • Unit C negotiations have concluded with a tentative agreement that is awaiting ratification by both union membership and school committee. An update will be provided as negotiations progress.
  • Unit A – negotiations have not concluded. Please see statement below from the GDRSC  

Statement:

The Groton-Dunstable School Committee would like to provide the following information with respect to the current negotiations with the Groton-Dunstable Educators Association:

The Groton-Dunstable School Committee would like to provide the following information with respect to the current negotiations with the Groton-Dunstable Educators Association:

We are committed to bargaining in good faith in order to arrive at a mutually beneficial contract with our educators.

The most recent collective bargaining agreement between the Groton-Dunstable School Committee and the Groton-Dunstable Educators Association expired on August 31, 2017. Both parties have been meeting regularly to negotiate a new contract since February 2017.

At this time, however, the Committee believes both parties will benefit from the assistance of an impartial mediator. We view the request for mediation as a constructive part of the negotiations process that will help facilitate bringing us to a resolution for a multi-year contract as quickly as possible.

The School Committee values, respects, and appreciates our dedicated educators who positively impact Groton-Dunstable students every day and are an instrumental part of our district.

We are committed and look forward to continuing our discussions so that we may move toward a long-term contract that addresses the needs of both parties.

—The Groton-Dunstable School Committee

 

You can check back at http://gdrsd.org/school-committee/ for additional statements or information pertaining to the GDEA (teachers union) contract negotiationsion) and the school committee.