'NOT JUST TEACHERS': The forgotten workers in Ontario's school strikes

"Support staff like Kim Thompson typically earn half the salary of a teacher, and are laid off in the summer."

When Kim Thompson scrolls through Facebook or watches the news, the hot topic is the teachers’ strikes that are closing schools sporadically across the province.

She’s been walking the picket line, too.

An early childhood educator at Steve MacLean Public School, Thompson works alongside the teacher in a kindergarten class, guiding kids as they paint, play with blocks and learn their letters.

But the public doesn’t hear as much about Thompson and other school support staff who are among the education workers engaged in contract disputes.

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Written by Jacquie Miller
Edmonton Sun
February 18, 2020
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