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Labour Relations Updates

Labour Relations Update

ETFO Phase-6 of Work-to-Rule - Feb. 26 to March 6

During phase 6 of the work-to-rule campaign, elementary teachers in public schools across Ontario, including the UCDSB, will be refraining from additional administrative duties. During the next two weeks, ETFO members will remain in schools and work with students during their scheduled work time. Schools will remain open and classes will continue as normal for UCDSB students in Kindergarten to Grade 8. 
Read more for additional details.


OSSTF Strike Planned for Feb. 28

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which represents secondary teachers and professional student service personnel within our board, gave notice that their members will hold a one-day strike on Friday, February 28. There will be no classes, activities or transportation for UCDSB students in grades 9 to 12.
Read more for additional details.



Province-Wide Strike on Friday, Feb. 21

Multiple teacher unions across the province will be participating in a one-day, province-wide strike on Friday, February 21 if no progress is made at the central bargaining table.  At this time, there will be NO classes, activities or transportation for any UCDSB students on Friday, February, 21. Read more for additional details.


ETFO Strikes Planned for Feb.10 and Feb. 11

The UCDSB will be impacted by ETFO strikes on Monday, Feb. 10 and Tuesday, Feb. 11 if there is no progress made at the central bargaining table. There will be no classes or transportation for any of our Kindergarten to Grade 8 students. Read more for additional details.

Reminder: ETFO Strikes Planned for Feb.5 and Feb.6

This is a reminder that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontariowhich represents elementary teachers within our board, will be holding a one-day rotating strike on Wednesday, Feb.5 and a province-wide strike on Thursday, Feb. 6. Read more for additional details.


ETFO Strike Planned for Tomorrow + February Dates

A reminder that 
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which represents elementary teachers within our board, will be holding a one-day strike tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 29. Additionally, the UCDSB will be impacted by a rotating ETFO strike on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and a province-wide ETFO strike on Thursday, Feb. 6. This means, there will be no classes or transportation for any of our Kindergarten to Grade 8 students on February 5 or February 6. Read more for additional details.


No classes for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students on January 29

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which represents elementary teachers within our board, gave notice that the Upper Canada District School Board WILL BE impacted by the rotating one-day strikes taking place next week on Wednesday, Jan. 29 if there is no progress made at the central bargaining table. Read more for additional details.

Status of Report Cards for Term 1 and Semester 1 

Due to ETFO and OSSTF job action, the UCDSB will not be issuing Elementary Term 1 report cards. Secondary Semester 1 report cards will be issued, but no comments will be provided. Read more for additional details.


OSSTF and ETFO Labour Relations Update - Jan. 17

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) gave notice that its members will be moving forward with one-day rotating strikes on Monday, Jan. 20 to Wednesday, Jan.23.
 The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) WILL NOT be impacted on these days. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) will be continuing their rotating strikes next week as well. At this time, the UCDSB WILL NOT be impacted. Read more for additional details.

No Classes for Grades 9-12 on January 15

Members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation will hold a one-day strike on January 15 at some school boards across the province, including the Upper Canada District School Board. There will be no classes, planned activities, co-op placements, dual-credit programs, or extracurriculars for students in Grades 9 to 12 on January 15. Read more for additional details. 


UCDSB will be impacted by OSSTF rotating strikes, ETFO escalates job action

The UCDSB will be impacted by OSSTF one-day strikes planned for January15. There will be no classes for Gr. 9-12 students on that day. Classes for K-8 WILL proceed as usual, even if Gr.7 & Gr. 8 students are in a high school. ETFO is withdrawing additional services in elementary schools starting Jan. 13. Read more for additional details. 


UCDSB will not administer January EQAO assessment

The Ministry of Education has directed school boards to decide whether or not to administer the EQAO Grade 9 math assessments scheduled for January. The UCDSB has decided NOT to administer the EQAO Grade 9 math assessment scheduled for January. Teachers will continue to teach and assess the remainder of the math curriculum for Semester 1. Get all the details.


UCDSB Will Not Be Impacted by Rotating Strikes on Dec.11


The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) 
announced that it will continue with one-day rotating strikes at selected school boards across the province on Wednesday, December 11. The UCDSB will not be impacted. Read more.


OSSTF Labour Relations Update Dec. 3

 The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF)
 has not yet reached a deal with the province and have planned a one-day walkout on Wednesday, December 4 unless a deal is reached. Here is how students and schools will be impacted on Wednesday, December 4. Read more.


OSSTF Labour Relations Update - Nov. 29


The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), the union that represents secondary teachers across the province, has announced that its members will partake in a one-day strike on Wednesday, December 4 if a deal is not reached at the provincial level by that time.

If this occurs, there will be no classes, planned activities, co-operative education placements or extracurriculars for students in Grades 9 to 12 on Wednesday, December 4. At this time, all classes will resume as normal for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8. 
Read more.

ETFO and OSSTF Labour Relations Update - Nov. 22 

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF), the unions that represent public school elementary and secondary teachers across the province, have announced they will proceed with work-to-rule campaigns (partial withdrawal of services) effective Tuesday, November 26. Read more.


ETFO and OSSTF Labour Relations Update - Nov. 15


The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the union that represents elementary teachers across the province, will be in a legal strike position as of Monday, November 25. The union has indicated that teachers will proceed with job action in the form of a work-to-rule campaign (a partial withdrawal of services) effective Tuesday, November 26 if an agreement is not reached between all parties at the provincial level. Read more.

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