Here are the Mississauga services impacted by the CUPE strike

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Published November 4, 2022 at 4:05 pm

Mississauga from City Hall

Schools closed across Ontario as education workers walked off the job but other city services are also impacted.

CUPE’s workforce went on strike on Friday (Nov. 4), despite the government passing a law on Thursday prohibiting them from doing so.

The union has said it will remain on strike for an indefinite amount of time. Other teachers’ unions have expressed solidarity with CUPE workers and members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union also walked off the job in solidarity on Friday.

The Peel District School Board (PDSB), which operates public schools in Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon, says that schools will remain closed as long as the ongoing CUPE strike continues.

Some cities such as Hamilton are seeing closures of community centres and other city services due to the strike.

But so far in Mississauga only the MiWay bus schedule and crossing guard services have been impacted.

MiWay temporarily suspended eight of its bus routes that take thousands of Mississauga high school students to and from classes each day.

And crossing guards did not work Friday and won’t work for the duration of the strike, a City of Mississauga spokesperson tells insauga.com.

That doesn’t mean there couldn’t be changes to city services in the coming week.

“Residents are encouraged to follow our social media channels, where we will post updates if anything changes and other services are impacted,” the city advised.

With files from the Canadian Press

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