It was announced Sunday that negotiations between the Council of Trustees Associations (representing Ontario`s education authorities in provincial contract negotiations), the Ontario government and CUPE have ended for the time being without reaching a collective agreement. CUPE will start the work action on Monday 30 September. For more information, see the OPSBA press release: Update on negotiations with CUPE. Members of the Union of Canadian Public Employees (CUPE), which represents education workers in Ontario`s school authorities (including CUPE 4400 at the TDSB), voted in favour of workplace measures that could take place as early as September 30. CUPE 4400 on the TDSB represents the following types of employees: If you have questions about your rights at work, the best person you can talk to is your local steward or leader. You will know the specific details of your agreement. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has reached a preliminary agreement with the 17,700 education workers on the Board of Directors represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4400. Learn more. If you would like a hard copy of your collective agreement, please speak to your steward. If you don`t know who your steward is or how to reach your contact, contact the CUPE office near you. CUPE announced that its members will take further labour action on Monday, October 7, 2019 if no new collective agreement is reached through negotiations with the province and the Council of Conservative Associations.
The new employment action will be a complete withdrawal from services, also known as a strike or stoppage. More than 18,000 workers will not be working during the strike period, nearly half of the Toronto District School Board`s employees. Most of these employees work in schools. All CUPE members work under the protection of a contract called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve issues in the workplace. A preliminary agreement has been reached between CUPE, the Government of Ontario and the Council of Trustees Associations. All TDSB schools are open to students and staff on Monday, October 7, 2019. All child care, both extended day programs run by TDSB and third-party licensed child care providers, will be open.
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