The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) expects full withdrawal of services effective Monday, October 7, 2019, unless an agreement is reached this weekend. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents education workers across the province, launched a strike action effective Monday, October 7, 2019. A legal strike can be a normal part of the collective bargaining process during labour negotiations. The Ontario Teachers` Association of Ontario (OECD) today announced plans to start work on Monday, January 13, 2020 if an agreement is not reached. It is part of the collective legal negotiation. Education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are on final strike starting Monday, September 30, 2019. On our board of directors, CUPE represents support staff such as facilitators, maintenance staff, secretaries, teaching assistants and IT staff. Parents and guardians will receive important information about the board`s school messenger system. We will also continue to update our website on www.dcdsb.ca/collectivebargaining.
We respect that the legal stages of work are part of the collective bargaining process and we will continue to update families as soon as www.dcdsb.ca/collectivebargaining information becomes available. Information on workplace measures and the expected direct effects on student learning, including the management of the EQE`s Grade 9 assessment, will be provided as details become available. For more information on the status of collective bargaining, see www.dcdsb.ca/collectivebargaining. We are pleased to inform you that this weekend`s discussions between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Ontario government and the trustee associations have been successful and that an agreement has been reached. The DCDSB is committed to providing information on the status of collective bargaining. Below is an overview of the various trading units. We will continue to share information on this site as it becomes available. CUPE represents custodial/maintenance staff, teaching assistants and secretarial/klerikal/technician staff in their activities on the Board of Directors. The current collective agreement between the parties expired on August 31, 2019. The negotiating partner, representing CUPE Local 218 at the provincial level under the SBCBA, served OCSTA on May 3, 2019 with its negotiating statement. The Ontario Elementary Education Teachers` Federation (ETFO) announced that the Ontario Catholic School Trustees` Association and the Ontario Public School Boards Association and the provincial government have successfully negotiated an interim collective agreement on the central terms of their members.
For the Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB), our 100 designated early childhood educators are part of it. The details of the agreement remain confidential until they are ratified by all parties. We have every confidence in the professionalism of our employees throughout the negotiation process and appreciate their work with the students. We also hope that an agreement can be reached soon. Most importantly, staff continue to focus on supporting students` learning needs. As always, parents/caregivers can contact their child`s teacher to ask questions about their child`s education. The Board of Directors will inform about the status of schools as soon as we receive a notification. We will communicate directly with parents and legal guardians through our school messaging service and publish updates to www.dcdsb.ca/collectivebargaining. We appreciate your understanding and continue to hope that a provincial agreement can be reached in the near future. We provide the following update on the final legal steps in the work of our support staff, represented by CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees).