The employees, who have been without a contract since March 31, 2010, served strike notice on June 25. They are gearing up for possible work disruptions as students return to class in September.
CUPE Locals 951 and 917 are slated to appear before the Labour Relations Board next week to determine minimum staffing levels in the event of a strike. Local 951 represents about 850 office, technical and childcare workers, while Local 917 represents about 500 tradespeople, groundskeepers, security officers and food services workers.
Both received strong strike mandates from members in May.
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