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NEW: Planning for possible strike Oct. 7

Limestone Learning Foundation
NEW: Planning for possible strike Oct. 7
Posted on 10/02/2019
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Updated 4:30 p.m.

Earlier today, school boards across Ontario were notified that the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) plan to begin full strike action on Monday, Oct. 7 if they cannot reach an agreement with the government and employer associations between now and then.

The Board is currently reviewing contingency plans including the possibility of school closures beginning Monday.

Such a decision is complex and will always err on the side of caution when it comes to student safety and well-being. There are many items to consider including, but not limited to:

  • overall health, safety and well-being;
  • appropriate supervision;
  • medical supports and care;
  • safe operation of water and sanitation systems including mandatory water flushing; and
  • conditions of school buildings and classrooms.

We are actively monitoring this fluid situation. We will continue to communicate decisions and implications for our schools, students, families and staff in as timely a manner as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

We are hopeful that a provincial agreement can be reached soon.
 
In Limestone, CUPE members include custodians, maintenance staff, office administrators, clerical staff, early childhood educators, educational assistants, communicative disorders assistants, and information technology technicians.


Updated 11 a.m.

The Limestone District School Board is aware of plans by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) to begin full strike action beginning Monday, Oct. 7 if they cannot reach an agreement with the government and employer associations between now and then.

At this time, a partial withdrawal of services continues. We will share contingency planning with students, families and staff as soon as we are able.

We appreciate your patience.

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