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(Sydney) The union representing some 1,400 school board workers at the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board (CBVRSB) will release the results of a survey it recently conducted on the issue of workload.

CUPE Local 5050 says it has had an overwhelming response to the survey, with more than 460 school board workers completing and returning the forms to the union.

The survey questions focused on six areas:

  • Cuts to hours of work
  • Cuts to staffing levels
  • Added responsibilities and duties
  • Increased layoff period for 10-month employees
  • Reductions in annual income
  • Overall cleanliness of schools

(ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: The news conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Tuesday March 19, 2002 at the Steelworkers Hall on Prince Street in Sydney.)

Local 5050 represents board support staff, including regular and casual employees.

For information:
Todd MacPherson, President, CUPE Local 5050
(902) 549-2873 (Cell)
John McCracken, CUPE Communications Representative
(902) 455-4180 (o) - (902) 222-8457 (Cell)