If you’re a parent, you need to start making alternate arrangements for childcare now. That seems to be the resounding message coming from school boards across the province. Most boards have already, and the rest are expected to announce later today, schools will be closed Monday if CUPE’s education workers walk-off the job. More talks are scheduled for today but if a deal doesn’t get done expect schools to be closed on Monday. A media blackout has been imposed on negotiations. However, the media will be able to report if a strike begins. Information will also be sent out from schools boards and individual schools.
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My message to parents.
— Stephen Lecce (@Sflecce) October 3, 2019
Education workers provide the critical services our kids depend on, but they haven't had a raise in years. They aren't to blame for Ontario's budget deficit. Look to the Ford Conservatives' tax breaks for their rich corporate friends instead. https://t.co/rS4Z9Qgsmi ↩️ pic.twitter.com/be3neyABQn
— CUPE Ontario (@CUPEOntario) October 3, 2019