The union representing about 55,000 Ontario education workers has given five days’ notice of a potential provincewide strike.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents staff including educational assistants, custodians and early childhood educators, says a strike could start as soon as Friday.
A union spokesperson says education workers will fully withdraw their services if a deal isn’t reached with the provincial government.
Two Ontario school boards have said they will close schools if education workers go on a full strike.
Negotiations between the union and the province are scheduled to resume on Tuesday after sessions with a mediator last week broke down
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