Massive cuts to student support

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August 24, 2011 by realrenewal

REGINA—Hundreds of educational assistants (EAs) have lost their jobs while the number of intensive needs students climbs steadily, according to new numbers obtained by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Saskatchewan.

Ministry of Education documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show that 350 full-time equivalent EA positions have been cut since 2007. Because EAs ypically are part-time workers, the union estimates the loss to be many hundreds of individual EAs from the education system, province-wide.

CUPE  news release and staffing numbers

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An education assistant speaks out

RealRenewal media statement

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