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    Province working ‘around the clock’ on negotiations with education workers: Lecce

    Province working ‘around the clock’ on negotiations with education workers: Lecce

    Negotiations with educational employees are underway and Ontario’s education minister says they’re doing everything they can to prevent a strike.

    Last week, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced it will request a “no-board” notice, which starts a 17-day countdown to possible job action across Ontario for public, Catholic, French and English school boards.

    CUPE represents about 55,000 workers, including custodians, clerical staff and educational assistants.

    During an announcement Monday in Kitchener to require school boards to develop policies for students who have service animals, Education Minister Stephen Lecce said ministry staff are “working very hard around the clock in good faith with our union partners, our trustees partners, to land a deal at the end of the day.”

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