Deep clean or day-to-day work: School custodians hard pressed to manage both

"Do we have enough workers to do normal cleaning procedures and enhanced cleaning protocols? No."

Custodians at Hamilton public schools can’t keep up with day-to-day cleaning due to the new COVID-19 safety protocols.

And the head of the caretakers’ union says more funding is needed to keep classrooms and hallways clean.

“We’re doing what we physically can to ensure that proper disinfection is being done, but the general condition of the schools is deteriorating, some more rapidly than others,” Blake Corkill, president of CUPE 4153, told The Spectator.

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Written by Jacob Lorinc
The Hamilton Spectator
September 29, 2020
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