UPDATED : ADSB Schools and HSCDSB Schools Open With Strike Avoided

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10:15PM UPDATE : The Ontario government has reached an 11th hour deal with the CUPE union representing 55,000 educational workers in the Province. As a result both School Boards in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District will be open as usual On Monday morning.

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The Algoma District School Board is one of thirty-four other schools boards that will open their schools on Monday despite a possible strike by thousands of CUPE workers.

The contract for 55,000 education and maintenance workers expired August 31.

School boards have struggled with making a decision as to close or stay open as a strike looms across the province.  Negotiators with the Province, school boards and Union are on-going however the union indicated it would escalate a strike if a deal can not be reached over the weekend.

Students are to report to class as usual for Algoma District School Board classes however students with the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board will stay home according to  ctv news, who released a list of closures Sunday. Jim Fitzpatrick, media spokesperson for HSCDSB clarifies with SaultOnline that the schools will only be closed if a strike is called but will remain open if a strike is averted. Fitzpatrick said a full update will be made available to the media and parents as early as possible Monday morning.  The School Board would be joining another 33 school boards province-wide who say they are closing the schools and disrupting classes On Monday, October 7th.

Four other school boards have not made a decision to close or remain open as of publication

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  1. The Government has remained a constructive force at the table with one mission in mind: keeping students in a safe and positive learning environment. By negotiating in good faith, all parties have demonstrated that a tentative deal can be achieved.

    This is welcome news for families, students, and workers alike, as schools remain opened across our province.

    We will continue to negotiate in good faith to ensure students in this province remain in class.”

    • TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following regarding a tentative agreement with CUPE:

      “Parents can rest easy knowing that the Government worked tirelessly to ensure their children remain in the classroom, where they belong.

      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.

  2. Ron Backstrom they say nothing is official for strike until midnight but definitely not looking good. Tomorrow is gonna be a shit show of people scrambling to find child care. I predict many call ins to work tomorrow

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