Important information regarding CUPE job action

October 4, 2019

Important information regarding CUPE job action

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 until the end of the CUPE full withdrawal of services. This includes all elementary, secondary, and adult and alternate education centres. 

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 

​Thank you for your support and understanding.