Education workers strike in eastern Ontario board
More than 250 education workers at a school board covering eastern Ontario began a strike Tuesday morning. CUPE Local 4155 says the workers employed by the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO) have been in bargaining for two years without success. Local president Raymond Giroux says all of the same concessions sought by the board at the beginning of the negotiations are still on the table. The affected workers include clerks, secretaries, custodians, cafeteria workers, library technicians and IT technicians.