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OSSTF and ETFO Labour Relations Update - Jan.10
OSSTF and ETFO Labour Relations Update - Jan.10
Posted on 01/10/2020
Labour Relations Update

 Job action from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has been increasing. Here is an update regarding both union groups.


OSSTF
The UCDSB was informed today that if progress is not made at the provincial bargaining table, OSSTF members  which represent secondary teachers in the UCDSB  will hold one-day strikes in several schools boards on January 15, including the UCDSB. 

If this occurs, here’s how UCDSB students will be impacted:

  • There will be no classes, planned activities, co-op placements, dual-credit programs, or extra-curriculars for students in Grades 9 to 12 on January 15. Classes will resume on January 16 as normal. 

  • Regular classes for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 WILL proceed as usual, even if students in Grade 7 and Grade 8 are in a secondary school.

  • There will be no classes for students in specialized programs in Grades 7-12, known as ABLE, SDP, Transitions or Foundations programs. These classes will resume on January 16 as normal. 

  • Community use programs and child care operations that are run in our schools will not be impacted.

ETFO
As of Monday, January 13, ETFO members  which represent elementary teachers within the UCDSB  will no longer be participating in field trips or extra-curricular activities that occur outside of the school day. Schools will inform parents and students about how this will impact activities planned at their individual school.

 

If progress is not made at the provincial level by January 17, elementary teachers will participate in rotating one-day strikes starting January 20. In the event of a one-day strike by ETFO members, there will be no classes for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 on that day. 

At this time we are unsure if or when the UCDSB will be impacted. We will continue to share information with parents as we become aware. We encourage you to look at child care options as a precaution. Parents that use child care facilities within our schools will need to contact the provider directly about availability and options. 

The UCDSB values the work that our teachers do each day and we hope that negotiations at the provincial level improve and progress. We thank our families for their patience during these uncertain times and we will continue to provide updates as needed through our schools, this website, My Family Room and social media.


 


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