Talks resume between CUPE and province

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Talks are to resume Friday and continue through the weekend between the provincial government and CUPE - the union representing 55,000 education workers. 

The province is hoping to head off a looming walk out at all public and Catholic schools on Monday morning. 

Clerical workers, custodial staff, E-A's and early childhood educators are affected. 

Some school boards, including three of the province's largest are already warning about school closures wich they say are necessary to ensure student safety. 

That could be the case for the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board who say CUPE employees make up 45% of their support staff at 250.  

They plan to announce their decision sometime later on Friday. 

Meanwhile the Bluewater District School Board has said they believe they will be able to keep public schools open. 

More than 150 custodial staff are affected with the Bluewater board. 



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