Ontario non-teaching staff including custodians, librarians, assistants, and secretaries has given notice for a full strike Monday, October 7 after weekend contract negotiations failed to reach a fair agreement.
The Union, representing 55,000 support staff, has been on a “work-to-rule” – workers refuse to do anything beyond the minimum requirements of their contract, campaign for three days.
The strike will most probably cause disruption to classes and as an action to that, CUPE has already sent an open letter to parents last August regarding the possible strike that may take effect this month.
Though it says that only non-teaching staff will go on strike, this will still affect most schools in Ontario, teachers and students included.
Union President Laura Walton has released a statement in Queen’s Park, “This is to add pressure”.