The Portsmouth School Committee ratified a new contract with one of its main unions on Tuesday night.
The school committee approved a new contract with Council 94, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which cuts pension benefits in 2013.
On Friday, the Portsmouth School District posted this statement (which is also attached at right) about the union deal.
According to the release, in regards to pensions, the multiplier as of July 1, 2013 would be reduced down to 1 percent from the current 2.5 percent, and would be based upon the final highest three (3) consecutive years of salary.
Further details about the cuts to pensions and changes to the contract can be seen here.
Members of Council 94, Local 2669, include school and district clerical and administrative support staff, custodial and maintenance staff, teacher assistants, and designated technology support staff.
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