01/30/2015 08:28 EST | Updated 04/01/2015 05:59 EDT

Villa-Maria High School closes for day as support staff pickets

Villa-Maria High School early Friday morning said the school would be closed today due to snow. However, the picketing support staff out front would beg to differ.

A dozen or two protesters with CSN union signs are out front of the school in Notre-Dame-de-Grace this morning, blocking most cars from entering the school grounds.

The support staff members said they voted yesterday to go on a one-day strike. They have been in contract negotiations with the school for over a year and a half, they said.