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

Labour Update – December 10, 2019

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.

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.

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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