TORONTO, PEEL, YORK BOARDS TO CLOSE SCHOOLS MONDAY IF CUPE ONTARIO STRIKE GOES AHEAD

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School boards across the province will be closing schools to students next week should CUPE education worker’s full-scale withdrawal of services take place.

CUPE members working in Ontario public, Catholic and French language school boards may be hitting the bricks on Monday, October 7th if no deal is reached with between their union, the Council of Trustees’ Associations and the government. If that’s the case, school boards say they cannot guarantee student safety if education workers walk out.

Boards in Toronto, Windsor, Ottawa, York Region and Waterloo have already announced closure plans, contingent on a walk-out by CUPE members.

Parents and educators are urged to check their school board’s communication sources (website, Twitter account) to find out whether it will be open to students on Monday, October 7th.

To read this CBC article about potential school board closures, click here.