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Strike averted as CUPE and government reach last minute deal

KAWARTHA LAKES-Parents across the province breathed a sigh of relief Sunday night after the government announced a deal had been reached with CUPE.

55,000 educational staff including Educational Assistants, clerical and custodial staff, IT staff and more were ready to walk off the job at midnight if no deal was reached. 850 local staff were among those ready to strike. Many boards had announced schools would be closed starting Monday morning.

The negotiations dragged on into late evening on Sunday with the announcement coming shortly after 9pm.

Schools will be open tomorrow according to officials.

“Parents can rest easy knowing that the Government worked tirelessly to ensure their children remain in the classroom, where they belong.” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. “That is why I am pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached between the Crown, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and the school board trustee associations, that keeps kids in class.”

 

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