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WINDSOR – A work to rule campaign and a threat of a strike by education workers is not expected to impact polling locations or times for the upcoming federal election.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents 55,000 education workers, has given five day's notice to begin a strike in schools on Monday.

Some schools are used as polling stations.

Talks between CUPE and the provincial government are set to resume at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Elections Canada officials say they're aware of a potential strike and they're monitoring the situation.

The Greater Essex County District School Board has paused community use of schools due to the job action.

But Elections Canada says there are contingency plans in place for poll workers who might need to access materials, such as desks and chairs, if school staff won't be able to help.

The federal election is Oct. 21.