Education workers union steps closer to strike position

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A group of education workers are one step closer toward a legal strike position.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees representing 55,000 custodians, clerical staff, and educational assistants has asked for a 'no-board report'.

The request puts CUPE members in a legal strike position as of September 23rd.

Union members have been voicing concerns with government cutbacks, saying the cuts will only hurt students in the end.

Contracts for teachers and education workers in the province expired on August 31, and bargaining for new deals is still in its early stages.

Officials say strike votes will continue to take place across Ontario until September 15th, and the results will be announced two days later.