Ratification voting set for Sunday
TRURO – The union for bus drivers and other workers with the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) has provided official notice that it intends to strike.
A possible strike Monday would include school bus drivers, custodians and tradespeople. Staff photo
But board spokeswoman Debbie Buott-Matheson, in a news release issued late Wednesday night, said a strike date was not provided with the notice by CUPE Local 3890.
The union had previously said a strike could begin as early as Monday, the same day that exams begin for high school students.
The union is holding a ratification vote on Sunday on the board’s final offer presented last Friday.
The move affects approximately 400 bus drivers, custodians and school board trades workers.
A ratification vote, as opposed to a strike vote, means union members have to physically show up for their vote to be counted. CUPE requires a 51 percent majority of votes from members at the meetings.