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December 1 Update

As you may have heard, some labour groups (OSSTF, ETFO, etc.) representing school staff have announced various types of labour action (work to rule, withdrawal of services, walkouts, etc.).

LDCSB staff are not members of OSSTF or ETFO, and will not be participating in any labour actions announced by those organizations.

LDCSB teaching staff are represented by OECTA (Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association) and negotiations with the province are still on-going.

We will be sure to post any updates affecting LDCSB schools through our websites, social media channels and SchoolMessenger.

An agreement has been reached at the provincial level with CUPE. Thank you for your prayers and patience!

Community Use of Schools programs remain cancelled for Monday, but will resume as scheduled beginning Tuesday. The Elementary Cross Country Meet remains cancelled. Secondary School athletics remain unchanged; all games scheduled to be played on Monday will continue as scheduled.

Provincial level negotiations with CUPE are continuing throughout the weekend to avert full strike action beginning Monday, October 7 should an agreement not be reached. With a media blackout in place, updates will not be received. We remain hopeful. Please continue to pray for all those involved in the negotiations process, as well as our LDCSB community.
 
If there is any news Sunday, we will send notice up to 10:30 pm Sunday evening.
If there is news overnight Sunday, we will send an update between 5:30 and 6:30 am on Monday.
 
As a reminder, if a labour agreement has NOT been reached by early on Monday, October 7: in-school classes will be cancelled and all LDCSB schools will be closed to students. This cancellation affects all elementary schools, all secondary schools as well as adult, alternative and continuing education programs. 

While negotiations are expected to resume this Friday and continue through the weekend, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) representing education workers across the province has given notice that they will be engaging in full strike action beginning Monday, October 7 unless an agreement is reached. 

 

If a labour agreement has NOT been reached by early on Monday, October 7:

 

In-school classes will be cancelled and all LDCSB schools will be closed to students. This cancellation affects all elementary schools, all secondary schools as well as adult, alternative and continuing education programs. 

 

Other programs and buildings will be affected as follows:

 

  • All sports and other extracurricular events are cancelled.
  • The Board office will remain open.
  • All before and after school programs are cancelled.
  • All Community Use of Schools programs/events are cancelled.
  • Daycare centres located at LDCSB schools are open/closed on a case by case basis. Daycare centres will be in contact with their families with additional information.
  • Family Centres located at LDCSB schools are open/closed on a case by case basis. 

 

Non-CUPE staff are expected to report to their school or workplace as usual. 

 

We understand this may have an enormous impact on families. These decisions were made in the interest of student and staff safety, security and well-being. We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time. Please continue to monitor the LDCSB website, social media channels and SchoolMessenger for any updates.

 

CUPE represents roughly 800 LDCSB support staff, including educational assistants (EAs), early childhood educators (ECEs), school office staff, custodial and maintenance staff, librarians as well as others. 

While negotiations are expected to resume this Friday and continue through the weekend, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) representing education workers across the province has given notice that they will be engaging in full strike action beginning Monday, October 7 unless an agreement is reached.

The LDCSB will announce any potential class/program cancellations or if schools will be closed to students by 11 am on Friday, October 4.

Families should be considering alternate arrangements for their children for next week. We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time. Any decisions will be made in the interest of student and staff safety, security and well-being.

Please continue to monitor the LDCSB website, social media channels and SchoolMessenger for any updates.

CUPE represents roughly 800 LDCSB support staff, including educational assistants (EAs), early childhood educators (ECEs), school office staff, custodial and maintenance staff, librarians as well as others.

To our LDCSB families: The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) representing education workers across the province has given notice that they will be engaging in full strike action beginning Monday, October 7.

The LDCSB is currently examining the impact a full strike will have on school operations. Please monitor the LDCSB website, social media channels and SchoolMessenger for any updates.

We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time. Parents and guardians may wish to consider alternate childcare arrangements for next week.

CUPE represents LDCSB support staff, including educational assistants (EAs), early childhood educators (ECEs), school office staff, custodial and maintenance staff, librarians as well as others.