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Wadena: School support workers in the Wadena School Division remain on the picket line today for the fourth consecutive school day, as part of the rotating job action they began on April 9 to achieve a fair settlement.

It is the eighth time school secretaries, caretakers, teacher assistants and other support staff have set up a picket line outside the school division office in Wadena.

The strike affects schools in Kelvington, Rose Valley, Quill Lake, Archerwill, Wadena, Lintlaw and the Lakeside Hutterite Colony.

The 80 education workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, say they will continue rotating job action until the employer drops its demands for concessions and negotiates a fair agreement.

The two sides met last Wednesday with a conciliator, but the employer requested more time to review the unions proposals.

The support workers collective agreement expired on December 31, 2000.

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For more information contact:
CUPE Communications Representative Beth Smillie at 539-8597