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    Strike vote could spell job action at local schools week of Sept. 23

    Strike vote could spell job action at local schools week of Sept. 23

    Two local unions that represent York Region’s public education support workers, and caretaking and maintenance staff, are poised for a strike vote that could spell job action at local schools the week of Sept. 23.

    Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Locals 1734 and 1196, which together represent about 4,300 members in the third largest school board in the province, join their counterparts across Ontario in holding strike votes before Sept. 15.

    The provincial body charged with negotiating a new collective agreement for about 55,000 education support workers in the public, Catholic, English, and French school system on wages and benefits, sick leave and job security, will announce the results Sept. 17.

    Ontario School Board Council of Unions president Laura Walton told NewmarketToday she expects members to deliver a “strong strike mandate”.

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