Custodial layoffs up for debate
Union officials adamantly state that, while privatizing custodial service could save the city up to $8 million, the decision would remove trusted custodians from the city''s schools, the article stated.
According to the article, under the current proposed contract with GCA Services, as many as 186 full-time custodians would become part-time, and all would see reduced benefits including a significant pay cut.
A state-appointed arbitrator will handle the contract negotiations between the custodians and the city, the article noted.
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