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Monday October 24th, 2016

Posted at 3:25pm

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As the strike by 370 custodians, maintenance workers, secretaries, campus ministers, and information technology employees at the Catholic School Board enters week 2, the board has provided an update.

The board says that the union has informed them that they will now be allowing five cars to cross school picket lines every ten minutes. The board also says the union has told them that they will not start to block cars until 8am.

School officials are also reminding teachers of the obligations outlined in the Education Act which says teachers must “be present in the classroom or teaching area and ensure that the classroom or teaching area is ready for the reception of pupils at least
fifteen minutes before the commencement of classes in the school in the morning.”

The board also says their legal counsel was in contact with the provincial mediator on the weekend, but at this point there
are no immediate plans to return to the bargaining table.

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