Ward 9 Meeting Postponed Due to Labour Dispute


A labour dispute at area schools is affecting the Ward 9 meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening.

The meeting was set for Roseland Public School, but it has been postponed because of the work-to-rule campaign by education workers.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees representing custodians, maintenance, clerical and information technology staff, began legal job action Monday to back contract demands.

As a result, it is withdrawing certain duties including not cleaning hallways and gyms and not doing any 'extras.'

Because of the campaign, the Greater Essex County District School Board is no longer allowing community groups to rent its facilities.

Board spokesperson Scott Scantlebury says school rentals have been suspended for now.

"That's primarily because we want to make sure that community groups that use our schools, that safety is a priority and of course cleanliness as well," he says.

A rescheduled date for the ward meeting has not been set.