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Ford government’s cuts to GSN funding signal drastic drop in services for students and job losses for education workers

Ford government’s cuts to GSN funding signal drastic drop in services for students and job losses for education workers

TORONTOApril 26, 2019 /CNW/ – The union that represents 55,000 education workers in Ontario schools is calling today’s release of the 2019-20 Grants for Student Needs (GSNs) by the Ministry of Education “an attack on students, on public education and on the people who provide services to students.” It also projects a minimum loss of 2500 positions that provide in-class support to students.

The array of cuts identified by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) from today’s GSN announcement will mean drastic losses of services for students and schools, as school boards are forced to reduce the number of education assistants, custodians, school secretaries, library workers, early childhood educators, child and youth workers, speech language pathologists, and others who support children’s education.

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