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Oshawa, Ont. – Durham District School Board workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will hold a ‘Stop the Cuts’ rally at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, June 10, to urge school board trustees to reject plans to cut 19 educational assistant (EA) positions that will undermine the quality of education for special needs students in Durham.

Who?           Durham District School Board workers, 
                    Concerned parents and supporters

What?         ‘Stop the Cuts’ rally

When?         Tuesday, June 10, 5:00 pm

Where?        Durham District School Board
                    400 Taunton Road East, 
                    Whitby, Ontario

The rally will take place outside the Durham District School Board head office, where school trustees are scheduled to discuss the EA cuts and approve the school budget for next year.

CUPE 218 represents over 2,500 school board workers, including 893 EAs, with the Durham District School Board. The school board is planning to cut 19 highly qualified EAs by September, and possibly 27 more next year.


For further information, please contact:

Don Bryans, CUPE 218 President, 905-571-7879
Marion Moore, EA and CUPE 218 Unit Chair, 905-571-7879
Betty Sommers, CUPE National Representative, 905-433-4760
James Chai, CUPE Communications, 416-292-3999