OSSTF/EW

Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) Members:

  • Students Support Persons
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Attendance Counsellors

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Thunder Bay Catholic will not be impacted on Wednesday, December 11th by the one day O.S.S.T.F. walkout.

Please continue to check for updates via our website and Facebook Page.

Thank you.

- All Schools Closed Today to Students -

O.S.S.T.F. representing our Designated Early Childhood Educators, Student Support Persons and Attendance Counsellors will be walking out today, Wednesday December 4th.

All Elementary schools, Senior Elementary schools, Secondary schools and Alternative Education programs are CLOSED to students.

School closures are necessary, as we cannot provide a safe and equitable learning environment.

The Board respects the Union’s right to strike, and remains hopeful a negotiated settlement will occur between the Provincial Bargaining Parties.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Should our Designated Early Childhood Educators, Student Support Persons and Attendance Counsellors (O.S.S.T.F.) walk out on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, all Elementary schools, Senior Elementary schools, Secondary schools and Alternative Education programs will be closed to students. All other school programs including extra-curricular activities and after school programs will be canceled.

Parents are asked to arrange alternate childcare arrangements during this walkout. Clients of before and after school daycares should contact their daycare provider for information regarding hours of operation and services that may be provided during this walkout.

School closures are necessary, as we cannot provide a safe and equitable learning environment for all students. The Board respects the Union’s right to strike and remains hopeful this walkout may be avoided by a negotiated settlement between the Provincial Bargaining Parties.

We will provide further updates to our school communities and partners when information becomes available. Please continue to check our Facebook and website pages Wednesday morning, we will have an update on the status of this potential walkout.

Our priority continues to be the safety and well-being of everyone in our schools while maintaining caring learning environments for all students and staff.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As an early notice of the potential O.S.S.T.F. walkout on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, we would like to prepare our students for possible school closures (K-12). O.S.S.T.F. represents our Designated Early Childhood Educators, our Student Support Persons and our Attendance Counsellors.

If O.S.S.T.F. walks-out on December 4, it may be necessary to close our schools to students. This would likely affect our Elementary, Senior Elementary and High Schools. We are asking parents and guardians of our students to arrange care for their child, as a contingency plan if this strike takes place.

We will provide updates to our school communities and partners regarding the disruptions for Wednesday, December 4th. The Board respects the Union’s right to strike and remains hopeful this walkout may be avoided by a negotiated settlement between the Provincial bargaining parties.

Our priority continues to be the safety and well-being of everyone in our schools while maintaining caring learning environments for all students and staff.

Sincerely,

Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board

This afternoon the Union (O.S.S.T.F.) representing our Designated Early Childhood Educators, our Student Support Persons and our Attendance Counsellors served a Notice of Strike Action outlining a full withdrawal of services in the form of a one-day walkout on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. This action is in addition to the sanctions currently in place.

We will provide updates to our school communities and partners regarding the disruptions for Wednesday, December 4th. The Board respects the Union’s right to strike and remains hopeful this walkout may be avoided by a negotiated settlement between the Provincial bargaining parties.

Our priority continues to be the safety and well-being of everyone in our schools while maintaining caring learning environments for all students and staff.

Sincerely,

Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board

Our Board has been informed that on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, OSSTF, the union representing our Designated Early Childhood Educators, our Student Support Persons and our Attendance Counsellors will begin job action. Students Support Persons, Designated Early Childhood Educators and Attendance Counsellors have served notice in accordance with: s. 34 (3) of the School Boards' Collective Bargaining Act, of a strike in respect to central bargaining.

OSSTF members in all bargaining units will be participating in the following sanctions:

  1. Information picket lines are expected periodically at our sites. Picket lines are not expected to inhibit the passage of people and vehicles onto our Board properties. Participation in sanctions will generate a withdrawal of services within schools during school hours.
  2. Limited withdrawal of services include:
  • Participate in EQAO preparation or testing;
  • Complete Ministry of Education Reports —Data will be shared with the Board but reports will not be completed or submitted;
  • Participate in Board PA (Ministry or Board topics), other than participating in self-directed Professional Activity. PA days organized by OSSTF/FEESO may continue as usual;
  • Participate in unpaid staff meetings outside the scheduled school day;
  • Provide comments on any secondary provincial report cards;
  • Perform the work of another bargaining unit, even if directed by administration.

Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board understands and respects the right to strike. The Board is committed to providing the very best instruction to our students throughout the bargaining process. Our priority continues to be the safety and well-being of everyone in our schools while maintaining caring learning environments for all students and staff.

https://www.tbcschools.ca/labour/osstf

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