Students, families and communities need detailed and practical information and options so that we can all believe in a safe return to education. Manitoba – Workers and disability advocates are calling on school services to keep educational assistants (EAs) and other auxiliaries for our students while schools are suspended. CUPE represents more than 5,000 K-12 faculty members, including EAs, library technicians, bus drivers, monitors, maintenance, liaisions and others. “Educational assistants (EAs) still have a lot to do to help our students. Guardians and businesses still need to take care of our schools,” said Abe Araya, president of CUPE and himself a school administrator.