Negotiations between CUPE workers at schools and the provincial government are not going well, according to local union officials.
Richard Frost, president of CUPE local 1851, which represents the maintenance and custodial workers in the Langley School District, said CUPE has been negotiating with the province since last Wednesday.
"Not very well," he said when asked how negotiations are going.
"They're very far apart right now," said Frost.
If the negotiations break down and CUPE goes to the picket lines, it will not be immediately, Frost said.
The union has to give 72 hour strike notice, and had not done so by Friday afternoon.
That means the earliest they can give such notice is on Monday, and a strike could start no sooner than Thursday.
If CUPE workers walk off the job, representatives of teachers unions have already said they will respect the picket lines, and there will be no classes.
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