The Chair of the Nanaimo Ladysmith School Board says they’re doing what they can to reduce the impact of looming cuts on CUPE members.

CUPE Local 606 raised concerns about a plan to cut 23 janitors and 11 field facilities workers over 2 years.

Board Chair Steve Rae says chronic underfunding is forcing their hand.

Rae says the proposed plan at this point is to cut 3.7 per cent of SD68 CUPE workers over 2 years.

SD68’s budget still hasn’t been finalized.