Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This letter is to provide you with an update on provincial negotiations taking place with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which in Near North District School Board (NNDSB) represents school secretaries, custodial and maintenance staff, IT technicians, library technicians, as well as some finance and board support staff.
Yesterday morning, CUPE gave five-day notice of a full strike, which would begin on Monday, Nov. 21. NNDSB has determined it is unable to meet the health and safety requirements for all students while the services of CUPE members are withdrawn.
Unless the provincial CUPE negotiations are settled prior to Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, all NNDSB schools will be closed to in-person learning as of Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. We are sending this message out as early as possible so families may make arrangements for alternative childcare.
Families will receive communication from teachers on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.
All community use of schools permits will be suspended as of Monday, Nov. 21 until further notice. NNDSB does not have the capacity to maintain safe conditions for permit holders.
NNDSB’s website has a new icon that directs families and stakeholders to a labour disruptions news page. It includes resources to support families and all communications that have been issued related to the disruption.
Should the labour disruption be settled over the weekend, additional information will be sent to families.
We understand this labour action is challenging to families and appreciate your understanding as we navigate it together.
Near North District School Board