There’s more job unrest ahead for Ontario schools. 55,000 non-teaching staff is threatening to work-to-rule as students prepare to head back to class. Staffers include educational assistants, office and library staff, custodians and early childhood educators. CUPE and the province spent yesterday at the bargaining table and more dates have been set to meet.
The workers have been without a contract for a year. Their first legal strike day is September 10th. The province has tentative deals with Catholic and high school teachers but is still negotiating with elementary and francophone teachers, which includes the District School Board Ontario North East.