The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) representing education workers across the province has given notice that they will be engaging in full withdrawal of services beginning Friday, November 4 unless a new labour agreement with the province is reached. Provincial-level mediation sessions are currently scheduled for this week.
Additional information will be provided later this week. However, parents and guardians may wish to consider planning for alternate childcare arrangements.
Any decisions regarding LDCSB schools and services will be made in the interests of student and staff safety, security and well-being.
Parents, guardians and staff are asked to monitor their email, SchoolMessenger as well as the LDCSB website and social media channels for any updates.
CUPE represents roughly 1,300 of the LDCSB’s 3,500 employees, including educational assistants (EAs), designated early childhood educators (DECEs), school office staff, custodial staff, maintenance staff, and others.