We would like to encourage parents and legal guardians to put in place alternative childcare plans for Thursday 5 March 2020. Parents who have children attending child care and/or attending pre- and post-school child care centres in CDSBEO institutions should contact their respective providers during the strike to provide details of child care facilities. “Despite the effects of the partial stoppage of work on Monday, all CDSBEO schools will remain open and regular classes will continue in the classroom,” said President Todd Lalonde. “We remain committed to the labour negotiation process and thank the Community for its patience and understanding as collective bargaining in the provinces continues.” Accessed your local collective agreement and the province`s comparison memorandum in 2015. The OECD represents more than 857 teachers, or 59% of CDSBEO`s staff. Student safety is our top priority and, due to the complete shutdown of classroom instruction, the Board of Directors is unable to ensure adequate student safety and well-being, which is why all CDSBEO basic and secondary schools will be closed to students on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Starting Monday, January 13, 2020, the Ontario Catholic Teachers` Association (OECD), which represents English Catholic teachers in the province of Ontario, will be able to take legal action. The Association of Teachers of English Catholics of Ontario (OECD) has indicated that its members degenerate into a provincial withdrawal day on Thursday, March 5, 2020. This full-day withdrawal is in addition to the existing sanctions, which will remain in effect after 5 March 2020. CDSBEO is aware that if no OECD agreement is reached by the end of 10 January 2020, the OECD will begin working action. This action will only have an impact on the initiatives of the Ministry of Education and/or the school`s management and will not have an impact on student learning in the classroom. Based on the OECD announcement, all CDSBEO schools are open.
The Board of Directors will publish details as soon as the information becomes available on CDSBEO`s social media channels and on this site, as well as by email to parents via SchoolMessenger. CDSBEO continues to monitor this situation closely and appreciates the patience of our school community. CDSBEO has received the notice that the Ontario Teachers` Association for English Catholics (OECD), the Trust Association of the Catholic School of Ontario (OCSTA) and the Ontario government have reached an interim collective agreement. The OECD is the union that represents all primary and secondary teachers in the CDSBEO, and this interim agreement means that all stages of work have been suspended. Please note that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA), the union representing all CDSBEO teachers, has indicated that, in the absence of an agreement, its members will participate in rotating full service payments in the week of February 24, 2020. Based on the rotation schedule, all CDSBEO primary and secondary schools will be closed to students on Friday, February 28, 2020. The York Unit Executive strives to give members access to current resources: including, but not only to, the collective agreement, personnel guidelines, staff specifications, forms, letter templates, etc.