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Niagara Catholic District School Board’s plans to cut front-line school board workers will impact services

Niagara Catholic District School Board’s plans to cut front-line school board workers will impact services

Niagara Catholic District School Board workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), are questioning why the board is talking about a ‘balanced portfolio’ when front-line school board staff, including 32 CUPE 1317 members, are being laid off as early as June.

“We find it disingenuous for the board to be trumpeting their balanced budget while staff layoffs and the impact of these cuts are being downplayed,” said Anna Maxner, president of CUPE 1317. “Our members keep the schools clean and safe and deliver services to enhance students’ educational experience. When you cut 32 positions that are vital to the school system, there will be an impact on school operations – yet, as far as we know, none of this has been raised publicly in meetings or with the parents.”

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