May 30, 2014 10:15 ET
BELLEVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 30, 2014) - Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will be protesting at the 'No to Job Cuts and Slashing of Public Services' rally at local Conservative MPP Todd Smith's campaign office on Monday, June 2. The front line workers will protest the provincial Conservative party's plans to cut 100,000 public sector jobs, including 9,700 non-teaching school board positions.
"The Conservative party plans to crush public services that our children rely on in our schools," said Lee Ann Evans, president of CUPE 1022. "Our members are dedicated front line workers who make our schools safe and clean, help children arrive safely at school, and provide much needed care and services to special needs students. How can they slash these vital services that our students and community rely on?"
CUPE 1022 represents 735 school board support workers in 48 elementary and secondary schools in Hastings and Prince Edward County. These workers are maintenance and custodians, secretaries and administration staff, IT workers, educational assistants and early childhood educators.
"School board support staff are the backbone of our schools," continued Evans. "Cutting and slashing is not the way to build a positive learning environment in our schools."
CUPE 1022Lee Ann EvansPresident613-920-4916CUPE National RepresentativeKathy Todd613-542-2069CUPE CommunicationsJames Chai905-739-3999
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