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CUPE Labour Relations Update - Sept.29
CUPE Labour Relations Update - Sept. 29
Posted on 09/29/2019

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has announced that they will move forward with a work-to-rule campaign starting on Monday, September 30. 

CUPE represents several UCDSB employee groups including educational assistants (EAs), early childhood educators (ECEs), custodial/maintenance staff, clerical staff (including school office staff), library workers, and information technology staff. Work-to-rule means that employees in these groups will be adhering to guidelines, as determined by the union, that restrict tasks that they would normally do in our schools. Some examples include: limiting specific supervision or classroom duties, only cleaning certain areas of the school, or performing limited clerical duties.

We want to assure you that UCDSB schools will be open on Monday, September 30, classes will proceed as usual, and student safety will not be impacted. However, to ensure the safety and proper supervision of students, all field trips, sporting events and after school extra-curricular activities will be postponed. Please contact your school principal if you have any questions.

Our core mission is to educate students in a safe environment. We are confident that even under this work-to-rule campaign, your child will remain safe in our schools and their learning will not be interrupted.

Please know that this job action is in response to the status of bargaining at the provincial level and affects school boards across Ontario. Locally, we are engaged in bargaining with all employee groups and conversations are progressing.

We understand it’s important to keep parents updated on developments. We will strive to provide you with regular updates as the situation unfolds. We will continue to communicate through our schools, My Family Room, and when necessary, through social media. If you are not signed up to receive email via My Family Room, please take the opportunity to sign up now: https://myfamilyroom.ca/Account/Login 

Thank you for your support and patience,
The Upper Canada District School Board

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