School board receives official strike notice from union

Harry Sullivan
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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.

Buott-Matheson said the CCRSB will update students, parents and guardians via www.ccrsb.ca, Twitter (@ChignectoCRSB) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/ChignectoCRSB) as information becomes available.

hsullivan@trurodaily.com

Twitter: @tdnharry

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