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Canada Ontario education workers prepare to begin full strike Monday

17:45  02 october  2019
17:45  02 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Tens of thousands of education workers across Ontario have begun a work -to-rule The union representing 55,000 education support workers in Ontario will begin pulling back on various services Monday . Click here for a full list of services that will be impacted during the work -to-rule campaign.

TORONTO — Tens of thousands of education workers in Ontario are poised to begin a job action Monday morning after weekend contract talks broke down. The union that represents custodians, clerical workers and early childhood educators says its members will begin a work -to-rule campaign.

A large crowd gathers at Queen's Park to protest the provincial government's recently announced changes to education during the Rally for Education in Toronto on Saturday, April 6, 2019. © THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin A large crowd gathers at Queen's Park to protest the provincial government's recently announced changes to education during the Rally for Education in Toronto on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

TORONTO — Thousands of education workers across Ontario are preparing to go on strike Monday.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents 55,000 education workers, says it has given the legally required five day's notice to begin a strike.

The workers, including custodians, clerical workers and early childhood educators, started a work-to-rule campaign this week.

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Thousands of education workers across Ontario have begun a work -to-rule campaign on Monday after last-minute contract talks failed. The union representing 55,000 custodians, clerical workers and early childhood educators across the province made the announcement Sunday after mediation

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Custodians have stopped cleaning hallways and emptying garbage cans outside schools, clerical workers have stopped finding replacements for absent staff, and education workers have stopped working overtime.

The union says it is willing to return to the bargaining table to avoid a full strike.

Education Minister Stephen Lecce said Tuesday that CUPE had accepted a government offer of new mediation dates so that talks could resume.

But the union refuted that, saying no dates had been offered and the parties remained too far apart to return to the table.

The Canadian Press

‘Walk-in’ protests over education ‘cuts’ to occur at public schools across Ontario, groups say .
Ontario Families for Public Education said the rallies scheduled for Thursday are being held to "protest education funding cuts and to celebrate the incredible gains made for our kids by CUPE education workers in their recent contract negotiations."The action comes on the heels of a victory for the union. On Sunday, CUPE announced it had reached a tentative deal with the province for 55,000 educational support workers.

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