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Trillium Lakelands District School Board Labour Situation Updates will be issued and posted to www.tldsb.ca as required.

Labour relations update – April 22

A tentative agreement has been reached between the province and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) teachers. OSSTF is suspending strike action immediately. View the news release from the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) for additional information. 

Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. All labour actions in Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) are posted to tldsb.ca/labour-updates.

Support for Parents Initiative

There is financial support available to parents of eligible children for each day of school that is missed due to labour disruption.

Parent and guardians of TLDSB are asked to review the Support for Parents FAQ Document from the Government. If you have further questions, visit the Ministry of Education website at www.Ontario.ca/SupportForParents or the dedicated Support for Parents Helpline at 888-444-3770.

Let’s Stay Connected

We want to keep our students, parents, and school communities informed. We will release labour information updates through the following channels:

Website: www.tldsb.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TLDSB
Twitter: @TLDSB

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For information about the labour situation across the province, visit the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association’s Labour Relations page.

A tentative agreement has been reached between the province and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) for both teachers and education workers. ETFO is suspending strike action immediately. View the news release from the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) for additional information. 

Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. All labour actions in Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) are posted to tldsb.ca/labour-updates.

As of today, an agreement has not yet been reached between the province and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), and so Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) secondary schools will be closed to all students on Thursday, March 5.

All TLDSB secondary schools will be closed to students on Thursday, March 5. Elementary schools remain open.

Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. 

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced there will be a one-day strike that will impact Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) secondary schools on Thursday, March 5 if an agreement with the province and OSSTF is not reached. 

TLDSB secondary schools will be closed to students on Thursday, March 5. Elementary schools will remain open. 

Daycares, before and after school programs, and community use of school after-hours programs, are not affected by the strike.

Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. To find out the status of labour action in TLDSB continue to visit this page at tldsb.ca/labour-updates/.

As of today, an agreement has not yet been reached between the province and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), and so Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) elementary and secondary schools will be closed to all students on Friday, February 21.

All TLDSB elementary and secondary school will be closed to students on  Friday, February 21.

Daycares, before and after school programs, and community use of school after-hours programs, are not affected by the strike. 

Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. To find out the status of labour action in TLDSB continue to visit this page at tldsb.ca/labour-updates/.

Yesterday, it was announced that the four major education unions in Ontario, including the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) will be taking part in a one-day strike on Friday, February 21. 

All Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) elementary and secondary schools will be closed to students on  Friday, February 21, if an agreement is not reached.

Daycares, before and after school programs, and community use of school after-hours programs, are not affected by the strike.  

There is financial support available to parents of eligible children for each day of school that is missed due to labour disruption. Parents and guardians of TLDSB students are asked to visit the Ministry of Education website at www.Ontario.ca/SupportForParents or the dedicated Support for Parents Helpline at 888-444-3770.

An agreement has not yet been reached between the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the province and so Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECE) staff will be on strike on Thursday, February 13.

All elementary schools will be closed on Thursday, February 13. Secondary schools will remain open.

Daycares, before and after school programs, and community use of school after-hours programs, are not affected by the strike.  Bus transportation will not be provided to TLDSB elementary students if schools are closed on Thursday. TLDSB does provide bussing to Catholic  schools in Muskoka and in the City of Kawartha Lakes and so buses will still be running. Please do not put your elementary TLDSB child on the bus on Thursday.

There is financial support available to parents of eligible children for each day of school that is missed due to labour disruption. Parents and guardians of TLDSB students are asked to visit the Ministry of Education website at www.Ontario.ca/SupportForParents or the dedicated Support for Parents Helpline at 888-444-3770.

Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. To find out the status of labour action in TLDSB continue to visit this page at https://tldsb.ca/labour-updates/.

In January, following the news that secondary teachers, as part of current job action, will no longer provide “on-calls,” Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) senior administration asked all secondary schools to reschedule extracurricular activities to take place after the school day. Without on-calls, where one teacher will replace an absent teacher, the limited availability of supply teachers needs to be reserved for classroom teacher absences other than extracurricular activities (e.g. illness, leaves, bereavements, etc.). This rescheduling was not possible for all events and consequently some were cancelled. The school board has worked with area athletic associations to arrange as many sports league games to take place after school hours as possible, understanding that rescheduling championship games would continue to be problematic. 

This week, TLDSB senior administration provided the opportunity for championship events to take place if secondary schools can provide supervision that does not take a teacher out of a classroom. Where possible, schools have found non-teaching staff to supervise championship events. Again, this is not always possible, so not all championship events are necessarily able to take place at this time.

A provincial commitment to host the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Nordic Ski Championship was made by the school board some time ago. Significant community sponsorship, contributions, and volunteer commitments have been established and so this event, scheduled to take place in Huntsville, will proceed as planned. Some teachers are permitted to accompany Huntsville High School students to participate in the OFSAA Nordic ski qualifier and the OFSAA Nordic Championship. The qualifier is a prerequisite for participation in the OFSAA event being hosted by their home school.

As of today, an agreement has not yet been reached between the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the province and so Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) teachers and designated early childhood educator (DEC) staff will be on strike on Tuesday, February 11. All elementary schools will be closed on Tuesday, February 11. Secondary schools will remain open.

Daycares, before and after school programs, and community use of school after-hours programs, are not affected by the strike. Bus transportation will not be provided to TLDSB elementary students on Tuesday. TLDSB does provide bussing to Catholic schools in Muskoka and in the City of Kawartha Lakes, and so buses will still be running. Please do not put your elementary TLDSB child on the bus on Tuesday.

There is financial support available to parents of eligible children for each day of school that is missed due to labour disruption. Parents and guardians of TLDSB students are asked to visit the Ministry of Education website at www.Ontario.ca/SupportForParents or the dedicated Support for Parents Helpline at 888-444-3770.

Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. To find out the status of labour action in TLDSB continue to visit this page at tldsb.ca/labour-updates/.

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced there will be two one-day strikes again next week. This will impact all ETFO members in the province on Tuesday, February 11 and Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) as part of a rotating strike on Thursday, February 13, if an agreement with the province and ETFO is not reached. Elementary schools in TLDSB will be closed to students on both these days. Secondary schools will remain open.

Daycares, before and after school programs, and community use of school after-hours programs, are not affected by the strike. All bus transportation for elementary students will be cancelled for February 11 and February 13, if schools are closed to students.

There is financial support available to parents of eligible children for each day of school that is missed due to labour disruption. Parents and guardians of TLDSB students are asked to visit the Ministry of Education website at www.Ontario.ca/SupportForParents or the dedicated Support for Parents Helpline at 888-444-3770.

Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. To find out the status of labour action in TLDSB continue to visit this page at tldsb.ca/labour-updates/.

An agreement has not yet been reached between the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the province, and so Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) teachers and designated early childhood educator (DECE) staff will be on strike and all elementary schools will be closed to students on Thursday, February 6. Secondary schools will remain open.

Daycares, before and after school programs, and community use of school after-hours programs, are not affected by the strike. Bus transportation will not be provided to TLDSB elementary students. TLDSB does provide bussing to Catholic schools in Muskoka and in the City of Kawartha Lakes, therefore buses will still be running. Please do not put your elementary TLDSB child on the bus on Thursday. 

ETFO has also announced two strike days for next week – a full strike across the province on Tuesday, February 11, and TLDSB participation in a rotating strike on Thursday, February 13. If an agreement is not reached by these dates, all elementary schools will be closed to students on February 11 and 13.

There is financial support available to parents of eligible children for each day of school that is missed due to labour disruption. Parents and guardians of TLDSB students are asked to visit the Ministry of Education website at www.Ontario.ca/SupportForParents or the dedicated Support for Parents Helpline at 888-444-3770.

Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. To find out the status of labour action in TLDSB continue to visit this page at tldsb.ca/labour-updates/.

Late Friday night discussions were called off between the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the government. All Trillium Lakelands District School Board elementary schools will be closed on Monday, February 3, 2020.

As of today, an agreement has not yet been reached between the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the province. Therefore, Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) teachers and designated early childhood educator (DECE) staff strike on Monday, February 3.

All elementary schools will be closed on Monday, February 3 unless an agreement is reached over the weekend. Secondary schools will remain open.

Daycares, before and after school programs, and community use of school after-hours programs are not affected by the strike. Bus transportation will not be provided to TLDSB elementary students if schools are closed on Monday. TLDSB does provide bussing to Catholic schools in Muskoka and in the City of Kawartha Lakes, and so buses will still be running. Please do not put your elementary TLDSB child on the bus on Monday if an agreement with teachers has not been reached. 

There is financial support available to parents of eligible children for each day of school that is missed due to labour disruption. Parents and guardians of TLDSB students are asked to visit the Ministry of Education website at Ontario.ca/SupportForParents or the dedicated Support for Parents Helpline at 888-444-3770.

Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. To find out the status of labour action in TLDSB continue to visit this page at tldsb.ca/labour-updates/.

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced there will be two one-day strikes next week that will impact Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) teachers on Monday, February 3 as part of the current rotating strikes, and a strike for all elementary teachers in the province on Thursday, February 6 if an agreement with the province and ETFO is not reached.

It is also important to note, starting Monday, February 3, elementary teachers and Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECE) staff will not participate in any extracurricular activities.

All other TLDSB staff are not included in strikes next week. A provincial agreement with CUPE has been reached. The school board is currently negotiating a local contract with CUPE, which includes TLDSB secretaries, educational assistants, custodians, clerks, technicians, and maintenance workers.

Daycares, before and after school programs, and community use of school after-hours programs, are not affected by the strike. All bus transportation for elementary students will be cancelled for February 3 and February 6 if schools are closed to students.

There is financial support available to parents of eligible children for each day of school that is missed due to labour disruption. Parents and guardians of TLDSB students are asked to visit the Ministry of Education website at www.Ontario.ca/SupportForParents or the dedicated Support for Parents Helpline at 888-444-3770.

Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. To find out the status of labour action in TLDSB continue to visit this page at https://tldsb.ca/labour-updates/

Due to the ongoing provincial labour disruption by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF), there are some job action items that will affect Trillium Lakelands District School Board students and their families. 

  • Elementary students will not receive term one report cards. Teachers will be providing marks to the principal without any comments. However, these marks will not be entered into report cards at this time. Parents and guardians may contact their child’s teacher if they have questions about academic achievement and well-being. 
  • Secondary students will receive term one report cards containing marks but no comments. Parents and guardians may contact teachers if they have questions about academic achievement and well-being.
  • Parents of students with an IEP can contact their child’s school for an update on progress related to the goals contained in the IEP.
  • Elementary field trips have been cancelled. Extra curricular activities within elementary schools during the school day may continue. 
  • Secondary teachers will not be replacing other teachers who need to be absent from the school due to illness or other reasons. The school board may not have sufficient secondary supply teachers to provide adequate coverage for teacher absences. For this reason, if a teacher is absent, extra curricular activities such as sporting events and field trips, will be cancelled on the day(s) the teacher is away.

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) members are participating in a one-day strike on Tuesday, January 21.

All schools in Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) will be closed to students Tuesday, January 21. 

Teachers will return to work and schools will be open to students on Wednesday, January 22.

Daycares, before and after school programs, and community use of school after-hours programs, are not affected by the strike. All bus transportation will be cancelled for January 21.

We appreciate your understanding as we work to continue to support our students and their families. To find out the status of labour action in TLDSB visit tldsb.ca/labour-updates.

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced today that their members will participate in a one-day, rotating strike (full withdrawal of services) on Tuesday, January 21, which will include Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB). This strike will take place if a new agreement with the province is not reached. Yesterday the Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers Federation (OSSTF) also announced a rotating one-day strike affecting TLDSB to take place on the same day.

If there is not a provincial agreement, all TLDSB schools will be closed to students on Tuesday, January 21. The ETFO strike will affect all TLDSB elementary teachers, elementary occasional teachers, and Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECE) staff. The OSSTF strike will affect all secondary teachers and secondary occasional teachers. Schools will be open to students again, and teachers and DECE staff will return to work on Wednesday, January 22. 

Both OSSTF and ETFO continue job action during the school day. We hope that provincial agreements can be reached very soon. 

All other TLDSB staff are not included in this job action on January 21. A provincial agreement with CUPE has been reached. The school board is currently negotiating a local contract with CUPE, which includes TLDSB secretaries, educational assistants, custodians, clerks, technicians, and maintenance workers. 

Daycares, before and after school programs, and community use of school after-hours programs, are not affected by the strike. All bus transportation will be cancelled for January 21 if schools are closed to students.

There is financial support available to parents of eligible children for each day of school that is missed due to labour disruption. Parents and guardians of TLDSB students are asked to visit the Ministry of Education website or the dedicated Support for Parents Helpline at 888-444-3770.

We hope that a provincial agreement with both ETFO and OSSTF can be reached very soon. Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. Please review the dates below for further updates. To find out the status of labour action in TLDSB continue to visit tldsb.ca/labour-updates.

Both the provincial Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) continue strike action which began on November 26, 2019. 

OSSTF held one-day strikes across the province on November 26 and on December 11 in Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB).

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced today that their members will participate in another one-day, province wide rotating strike (full withdrawal of services) on Tuesday, January 21 if a new agreement with the province is not reached. 

This January 21 strike will affect all TLDSB secondary school and Adult and Alternate Education Centres (AAEC) teachers and professional support staff. Secondary school teachers would return to work on Wednesday, January 22. Elementary schools are not affected by this announcement.

Currently both OSSTF and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) continue job action during the school day. We hope that a provincial agreement with both ETFO and OSSTF can be reached very soon. 

We understand that job action can be frustrating for students and their families. Our priority is always the safety of students and staff in TLDSB buildings with optimal access to learning so that academic success and well-being may continue.

We hope that a provincial agreement with both ETFO and OSSTF can be reached very soon. Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. Please review the dates below for further updates. To find out the status of labour action in TLDSB continue to visit www.tldsb.ca/labour-updates.

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced Phase 3 (to begin January 13) and Phase 4 (to begin January 20)  strike protocols. In summary, in addition to the sanctions already in place, starting Monday, January 13, Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) elementary teachers and Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECE) staff will not:

  • Plan or participate in assemblies except to supervise students.
  • Participate in extracurricular activities except those scheduled during the regular school day.
  • Participate in field trips.
  • Arrive at work any earlier than 30 minutes before the start of the instructional day.
  • Remain at the worksite later than 15 minutes after the end of the instructional day.

Our priority is to ensure that our schools can remain open and students are safe during labour disruption. We hope that a provincial agreement with both ETFO and OSSTF can be reached very soon.

Currently both Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) continue job action during the school day, which currently does not impact students and families. 

OSSTF has indicated that supervision by teachers of the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) Grade 9 math assessment, scheduled for January, will be part of the provincial job action. All Ontario students who are enrolled in a grade 9 applied or grade 9 academic mathematics courses are normally required to take the EQAO Grade 9 math assessment. The EQAO is an independent provincial agency funded by the Government of Ontario. EQAO’s mandate is to conduct province-wide tests at key points in every students’ education, and report the results to educators, parents, and the public. EQAO measures students’ achievement in reading, writing, and mathematics in relation to Ontario Curriculum expectations.

Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) will not be able to administer the Grade 9 EQAO math assessment without teacher supervision. The Grade 9 EQAO math assessment will be postponed for all TLDSB secondary schools until normal circumstances prevail. As this will impact final mark calculations for students, the final 30% of Grade 9 math marks will be a combination of a culminating activity and the final exam as per the Ministry of Education Growing Success document.

Currently both OSSTF and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) continue job action during the school day, which does not impact students and families. OSSTF is continuing with rotating one-day strikes throughout the province. Trillium Lakelands District School Board secondary teachers and professional support workers participated in the first of the rotating strikes on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Staff and students returned to schools on Thursday, December 12.

We hope that a provincial agreement with both ETFO and OSSTF can be reached very soon.

High schools and Adult and Alternate Education Centre sites in Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) are closed to students today Wednesday, December 11 due to the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) one-day province wide strike. This strike impacts all TLDSB secondary teachers and professional support staff. 

Please note: Elementary schools are not affected by this announcement and will remain open.

We understand that job action can be frustrating for students and their families. Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) members are participating in a one-day, province wide strike on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 unless a central agreement is reached. 

Secondary schools and Adult and Alternate Education Centre sites in TLDSB will be closed to students Wednesday, December 11, 2019 unless an agreement is reached

Secondary school teachers will return to work and schools will be open to students on Thursday, December 12, 2019. If an agreement is reached, secondary schools will remain open on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

Please note: Elementary schools are not affected by this announcement and will remain open.

Transportation

Trillium Lakelands District School Board operates bus transportation for eligible students in the district as well as for Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) in Muskoka and the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Catholic District School Board (PVNCCDSB) in the City of Kawartha Lakes. The potential OSSTF job action affects each school board differently. 

In the event of a one-day strike by OSSTF on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 the following bus transportation will apply:

  • Bus transportation will be provided to all eligible TLDSB elementary students.
  • Bus transportation will not be provided to TLDSB secondary students.
  • Bus transportation will be provided to eligible PVNCCDSB City of Kawartha Lakes area elementary and secondary students.
  • Bus transportation will not be provided to SMCDSB Muskoka area elementary and secondary students. 

We understand that job action can be frustrating for students and their families. Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. To find out the status of labour action in TLDSB visit www.tldsb.ca/labour-updates.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced earlier today that their members will participate in one-day, province wide rotating strikes (full withdrawal of services) on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 if a new agreement with the province is not reached. 

This will affect all Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) secondary school and Adult and Alternate Education Centres (AAEC) teachers and professional support staff. Secondary school teachers would return to work on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

Please note: elementary schools are not affected by this announcement.

Currently both OSSTF and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) continue job action during the school day, which does not impact students and families. We hope that a provincial agreement with both ETFO and OSSTF can be reached very soon. 

Secondary schools and Adult and Alternate Education Centre sites in Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) are closed to students today Wednesday, December 4, 2019 due to the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) one-day province wide strike. This strike impacts all TLDSB secondary teachers and professional support staff in TLDSB.

Secondary school teachers will return to work and schools will be open to students on Thursday, December 5, 2019. 

Please note: Elementary schools are not affected by this announcement and will remain open.

We understand that job action can be frustrating for students and their families. Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) members are participating in a one-day, province wide strike on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 unless a central agreement is reached. 

Secondary schools and Adult and Alternate Education Centre sites in TLDSB will be closed to students Wednesday, December 4, 2019 unless an agreement is reached

Secondary school teachers will return to work and schools will be open to students on Thursday, December 5, 2019. If an agreement is reached, secondary schools will remain open on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

Please note: Elementary schools are not affected by the possible one-day strike and will remain open.

We understand that job action can be frustrating for students and their families. Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. To find out the status of labour action in TLDSB visit www.tldsb.ca/labour-updates.

Transportation

Trillium Lakelands District School Board operates bus transportation for eligible students in the district as well as for Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) in Muskoka and the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Catholic District School Board (PVNCCDSB) in the City of Kawartha Lakes. The potential OSSTF job action affects each school board differently.

In the event of a one-day strike by OSSTF on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 the following bus transportation will apply:

  • Bus transportation will be provided to all eligible TLDSB elementary students.
  • Bus transportation will not be provided to TLDSB secondary students.
  • Bus transportation will be provided to eligible PVNCCDSB City of Kawartha Lakes area elementary and secondary students.
  • Bus transportation will not be provided to SMCDSB Muskoka area elementary and secondary students.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced on November 28, 2019 that their members will participate in a one-day, province wide strike (full withdrawal of services) on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 if a new agreement with the province is not reached by then. This would be a one-day strike for all secondary school and Adult and Alternate Education Centres (AAEC) teachers and PSSP workers in Trillium Lakelands District School Board. Secondary school teachers would return to work on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Elementary schools are not affected by this announcement.

Secondary schools and AAEC sites in TLDSB will be closed to students if there is a full day strike on December 4, 2019. 

Currently both OSSTF and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) continue job action during the school day which does not impact students and families. We hope that a provincial agreement with both ETFO and OSSTF can be reached very soon. 

Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. To find out the status of labour action in TLDSB visit www.tldsb.ca/labour-updates.

Both the provincial Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) have announced strike action to begin on November 26, 2019. This will include all teachers in Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB). 

The ETFO job action is a phase one withdrawal of administrative duties at school. For elementary teachers this includes, among other items, not participating in school board or Ministry of Education professional learning, not participating in school board planned activities for professional activity days, not participating on any board committees, and the non completion of term 1 report cards (although elementary teachers will provide school principals with a list of marks). Elementary teachers will participate in parent teacher interviews planned for November 27, 2019. This job action includes the board’s early childhood educators.

The OSSTF job action for secondary teachers includes, among other things, not participating in EQAO preparation, not completing Ministry of Education data reports, not participating in school board professional activities, and not providing comments on report cards. This job action also includes our professional student support workers such as speech and language pathologists and psycho educational consultants. 

All other TLDSB staff are not included in this job action. A provincial agreement with CUPE has been realized and the school board is currently negotiating a local contract with CUPE, which includes TLDSB secretaries, educational assistants, custodians, clerks, technicians, and maintenance workers. 

At this time, the job action by both ETFO and OSSTF should not impact student learning or families. Our priority will be the safety of students and staff in TLDSB buildings with optimal access to learning so that academic success and well-being may continue.

We hope that a provincial agreement with both ETFO and OSSTF can be reached very soon. Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. To find out the status of labour action in TLDSB visit www.tldsb.ca/labour-updates.

We are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached between the province and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). All Trillium Lakelands District School Board schools will be open on Monday, October 7.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) provided notice that they will be starting a full withdrawal of all services across the province on Monday, October 7, 2019. 

Trillium Lakelands District School Board has carefully assessed the potential impact on school operations and determined that student safety cannot be ensured. Therefore all TLDSB schools will be closed to students starting Monday, October 7, 2019 unless a provincial agreement is reached by that time. This includes all elementary, secondary, and adult and alternate education centres. Education centres in Lindsay and Bracebridge will remain open.

Important notes for parents and guardians:

  • Please make alternate child care arrangements for next week starting Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Please do not send your child to school. You do not need to call into safe arrival programs.
  • Watch for notification from the school board of any changes to the situation prior to Monday morning. If you do not receive notification, consider your child’s school closed.

The decision to close schools to students was very carefully considered. CUPE staff in TLDSB school provide important work in our schools, including support for students with special needs, safe arrival programs, water line flushing, cleaning, and maintenance of our buildings. 

We understand that this can be very frustrating for families and hope that a provincial agreement with CUPE will be reached very soon.Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. To find out the status of labour action in Trillium Lakelands District School Board visit www.tldsb.ca/labour-updates

Student Programming
All programming for students is cancelled while schools are closed due to the CUPE withdrawal of services. This includes:

  • field trips
  • extra-curricular activities
  • special events
  • co-op programs
  • dual credit programs including those at college locations
  • home instruction programs
  • suspension and expulsion programs
  • supervised and alternative learning (SAL) programs

Community Use of Schools
All current permits for community use of schools have been cancelled as of Friday, October 4, 2019 and no new rental permits are being issued at this time. 

Community Partners in TLDSB Schools
During the CUPE full withdrawal of services, TLDSB schools will be closed to students. Community partners will need to cancel scheduled programs and services in schools and reschedule with the school once the job action is over. 

Daycares in TLDSB schools
Daycares that operate within TLDSB schools that rely on CUPE staff to provide services within the contracted area will be closed as of Monday, October 7, 2019 until job action is over.

Before and After School Programs
Before and after school programs will not operate in TLDSB schools beginning Monday, October 7, 2019 until after the job action is over.

​Thank you for your support and understanding.

Labour Relations Update – October 3, 2019

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has provided notice that they will be starting a full strike – withdrawal of all services – across the province on Monday, October 7, 2019. TLDSB schools continue to remain open to staff and students for the remainder of this week.

Trillium Lakelands District School Board is confirming details of the strike action and assessing the potential impact on school operations. The health and safety of our students is our priority. We want our school communities to be aware that this strike action by CUPE may result in school closures as of Monday, October 7, 2019. Families are strongly encouraged to begin making alternate childcare arrangements prior to this potential strike beginning on Monday, October 7, 2019. We will communicate directly to parents and guardians once a decision is made about potential school closures.

We understand that a strike may have a significant impact on school communities and we appreciate that timely communication is important. We commit to providing you with additional details on the CUPE job action as soon as we can.

​Thank you for your support and understanding.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) began job action in Trillium Lakelands District School Board on Monday, September 30, 2019. On October 2nd, CUPE announced that there will be a withdrawal of services effective October 7th, 2019.

Community Use of TLDSB Schools – Cancellation of Permits

This job action impacts directly how Trillium Lakelands District School Board handles our community use of schools. The board is cancelling all permits set to occur after Friday October 4, 2019.  Permits set for this Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, 2019 are now cancelled. 

We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we progress through this current situation.

​Thank you for your support and understanding.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) commenced job action in our schools on Monday, September 30, 2019.  All TLDSB schools continue to remain open to staff and students. 

One of the directives to CUPE staff is that they are not to operate school security door buzzer systems. In many of our schools there is a locked front door with a camera to identify visitors who are allowed into the school. In some schools, the locked door system will be disabled during the current CUPE job action, as there will not be available administration staff to monitor the buzzer system. As always, the safety of our students and staff remains our priority.

We appreciate that timely communication is important to you, and we commit to providing you with additional details on the CUPE job action as soon as we can. 

​Thank you for your support and understanding.

Yesterday Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) confirmed that job action will begin across the province on Monday, September 30, 2019.  Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) schools will remain open to staff and students during this job action

In TLDSB, CUPE members include secretaries, clerks, technicians, custodial and maintenance staff, and educational assistants. At this time, school board staff are reviewing the job action directive from CUPE provincial to members to determine the impact on school and work site operations. 

We appreciate that timely communication is important to you, and we commit to providing you with additional details on the CUPE job action as soon as we can. 

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