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Labour Update - November 1, 2019

Limestone Learning Foundation
Labour Update - November 1, 2019
Posted on 11/01/2019
Members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) both participated in strike votes earlier this fall. Should unions decide to take strike action, school boards would receive five days notice.
 
ETFO and OSSTF have also asked the Minister of Labour to appoint a conciliation officer with respect to central bargaining. OSSTF has received a No Board Report for education workers and for teachers in relation to central bargaining. ETFO has requested one and is expected to receive it soon.

Strike votes and conciliation are part of the bargaining process. While these are necessary preconditions for strike action, this does not mean that strike action is imminent. 
 
Meanwhile, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) recently ratified a tentative central agreement. In Limestone, this include custodians, maintenance staff, office administrators, clerical staff, early childhood educators, educational assistants, communicative disorders assistants, and information technology technicians.

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.