On Sunday, it was reported that negotiations between the Council of Trust Associations (which represent Ontario school boards in provincial contract negotiations), the Ontario government and cupe are currently complete without entering into a collective agreement. CUPE will begin work on Monday, September 30. For more information, see the OPSBA press release: Updated negotiation with CUPE. Schools remain open during this work-to-rule and the curriculum will continue to operate. As soon as they become available, we will update parents/caregivers and staff with new information. For current updates, please check out this page and follow @tdsb on Twitter. An interim agreement has been reached between cupE, the Ontario government and the board associations. All TDSB schools are open to students and staff on Monday, October 7, 2019. All child care facilities, including extensive day programs run by tDSB and licensed third-party child care, are open. Authorizations, continuing education courses and scheduled meetings will continue as usual. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has reached a preliminary agreement with the Council`s 17,700 teaching workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4400. Read more.
CUPE announced that its members will take further work action on Monday, October 7, 2019, unless a new collective agreement is reached through negotiations with the province and the board of directors. The new work action will be a total abolition of services, otherwise known as strikes or exits. More than 18,000 employees will not be on the job for the duration of the strike, or nearly half of the Toronto District School Board employees. Most of these employees work in schools. Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents education workers on Ontario school boards (including CUPE 4400 at the TDSB), voted in favour of action on employment that could take place as early as September 30. CUPE 4400 on TDSB represents the following types of employees: CENTRAL ADMIN – COVID-19 Work From Home Protocol March2020 – TDSB Document Read More The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has announced that its members will launch an employment operation on Monday, September 30, sometimes called the Labour Rule. At TDSB, CUPE represents school facilitators such as janitors, lunch assistants, office staff and designated early childhood educators. The full list of CUPE order classifications at TDSB is available below. The work could range from a work rule to a complete withdrawal of services. If a work action takes place, it can be done in one or more school offices at the same time or at different times. It is important to note that a strike vote does not necessarily mean that the work is being done. The union continues to negotiate at the central negotiating table.
TDSB hopes that a new contract can be negotiated with all of the school`s management groups. If this action begins as planned, the Board of Directors will close all schools for all students on Monday, October 7, 2019 and for the duration of the employment action. While we understand that this is a difficult time, parents will be forced to make alternative arrangements for their children. This is not a decision we have taken lightly and we have explored all possible contingency plans to keep schools open. The supervision and safety of our students is a top priority for us and without the important services of these school staff, we cannot guarantee that our learning environments remain safe and unique to all students. The vacancy notice announced by CUPE includes the partial withdrawal of services, including (but not limited to): CUPE announced today that it has set a five-day deadline before a Walkout to begin on Monday, October 7. CUPE is calling for negotiations with the Council of Trustees Associations and the Ontario government to resume on Friday to avoid this escalation.