Parents throughout Ontario will discover out later as we speak whether or not 55,000 education staff intend to go on strike for the second time this month.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees and the province have been holding labour negotiations all through the weekend, and the union has set a deadline of 5 p.m. as we speak to achieve a deal.
CUPE’s Ontario School Boards Council of Unions has mentioned members will stroll off the job en masse beginning Monday if talks fail, and several other college boards have mentioned studying will transfer on-line within the occasion of a strike.
The union staged a two-day walkout earlier this month which got here to an finish after the province promised to repeal laws that imposed a contract on its members and banned their proper to strike.
CUPE, which represents staff like instructional assistants and custodians, has mentioned the 2 sides not too long ago agreed on a 3.59 per cent wage enhance, however the union continues to be combating for increased staffing ranges.
Education Minister Stephen Lecce issued an announcement on (*5*) afternoon touting the federal government’s improved supply and calling on CUPE to name off the proposed strike in an effort to hold college students in school.