CUPE Ramps Up Job Action

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 14:22 PM

Education support workers are launching the second phase of their work-to-rule campaign.

The Canadian Union Of Public Employees represents education assistants, clerical, janitorial and maintenance staff at some school boards including the Public School Board here.

Work to rule instructions for education assistants include not attending staff meetings or helping students outside of classroom hours. Custodians are being told not to cut grass or remove leaves or trim trees, unless it's a health and safety issue.

CUPE represents about 55,000 school board employees. They, along with the Elementary Teachers Federation, are the only two unions still without a contract.

Support staff have been working without a contract for more than a year.