Clock is ticking down to school closures across Ontario

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The government and the union representing thousands of education workers have so far failed to agree on new contract.

Talks are expected to continue today as tomorrow's strike deadline looms.
     
At least two dozen school boards say they will shut their doors if the members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees walk off the job Monday.
     
A strike would affect hundreds of thousands of students.

Both the public and Catholic school boards in Niagara will close schools come Monday if CUPE members go on strike.

Both boards asking parents to make alternative child care arrangements, but saying full-day daycare's running at schools will stay open, however before and after school care will be cancelled.