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    Educational support staff cuts result of poor communication by province, union president says

    Chris Melanson says some educational program assistants have received layoff notices A number of educational program assistants have been laid off as a result of COVID-19 and a lack of communication from Nova Scotia’s Department of Education. That according to Chris Melanson, HRCE educational support staff union president, who says since the beginning of the school year, EPAs have been shuffled and transferred to different sites. But in some cases, they aren’t finding work. “It was great to know that most of our members were still retaining employment, however, we have seen in the last couple of days that a few of our members have been reduced in some percentage…

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