Labour Updates

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Labour Updates2019-10-06T21:40:27-04:00

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

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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.

Labour Relations Update – October 6, 2019

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.

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) 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.

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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