Labour Updates

In Ontario, we have a two-tier collective bargaining process for school boards and their staff. It involves central (provincial) and local bargaining processes for staff groups, including teachers and support staff.

In August 2019, provincial and local contracts for all education workers in the province of Ontario expired. In the SCDSB, this means that all our unionized groups are at different stages of contract negotiations at the provincial and local level.

Unionized groups that represent SCDSB staff are:

Our priority during any job action is the safety of our students. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on the status of negotiations and our schools whenever possible. As a board, we respect all our staff members and value their work. We remain committed to reaching fair, negotiated agreements with all our employee groups.

Latest update - as of Jan. 17, 2020

 

SCDSB not affected by ETFO walkouts on Jan. 20, Jan. 21 or Jan. 22 (Jan. 17, 2020)

The provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced their intent to proceed with rotating one-day walkouts in a number of school boards across Ontario on Monday, Jan. 20, Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Wednesday, Jan. 22. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is NOT one of the boards that will be affected. 

  • Monday, Jan. 20 – All SCDSB schools will remain open to students 
  • Tuesday, Jan. 21 – SCDSB elementary schools will remain open to students, and Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will report to school for classes as usual 
  • Wednesday, Jan. 22 - All SCDSB schools will remain open to students

Note: Secondary schools and adult learning centres will be closed on Jan. 21, and transportation for these students will be cancelled due to OSSTF job action.

For ongoing updates, visit the labour updates page on the SCDSB website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.

 

SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres to be closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 (Jan. 15, 2020)

On Jan. 15, the provincial branch of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced their intent to proceed with a rotating one-day walkout in a number of school boards across Ontario on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has been identified as one of the boards that will be affected on Tuesday, Jan. 21. In the SCDSB, OSSTF represents permanent and occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors.

Should a tentative agreement not be reached, all SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres will be closed to students on Tuesday, Jan. 21, as there would not be sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. All Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will still report to school for classes as usual.

All secondary out-of-school activities will also be cancelled on Jan. 21.

Please note that all SCDSB elementary schools will remain open to students on Jan. 21.

For ongoing updates, visit this page on the SCDSB website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.

Keeping SCDSB school communities informed

 

Labour updates are issued on our website, Facebook (www.facebook.com/SCDSB), Twitter (@SCDSB_Schools) and on the labour updates information line at 1-877-728-1187. 

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