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Post-Secondary classes and exams are to proceed 'as scheduled' in event of SkyTrain shutdown

Last Updated Dec 8, 2019 at 1:45 pm PDT

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Summary

A potential three-day shutdown of the Expo and Millennium lines on Tuesday coincides with post-secondary final exams

UBC, BCIT, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University have published statements saying classes and exams will go ahead

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Post-secondary students heading into exams in Metro Vancouver could be in for some added stress if job action by SkyTrain workers goes ahead.

CUPE 7000, the union representing SkyTrain employees, says if no deal is reached by 5 a.m. on Tuesday, the Expo and Millennium lines will be shut down until 5 a.m. on Friday.

UBC, BCIT, SFU, Langara College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University have published statements saying classes and exams will go ahead as scheduled.

All thee schools are in the midst of the exam period and they are advising students who rely on SkyTrain to make travel plans.

SFU has not made an announcement about what will happen in the event of a three-day shutdown.