Labour Relations Update - September 30, 2019

Across Ontario, school districts are engaged in collective bargaining with employee groups. While negotiations are underway, all Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) schools are currently open and there is no loss of service taking place. 

You may have heard media reports regarding a “work-to-rule” campaign by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Please note that the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board does not have any CUPE bargaining units. Labour actions taken by education workers represented through CUPE will not affect OCDSB schools.

In the weeks ahead, the collective bargaining process will move through the legislated steps of the bargaining process, which may include strike votes, conciliation, mediation, and if necessary, labour action. At the OCDSB, we remain committed to negotiating fair and fully funded collective agreements with all of our employee groups. There is some background information on our website about the bargaining process and our bargaining units which you may find helpful. 

We also remain committed to keeping our community informed. As we move through the bargaining process, we will continue to post regular updates on our websites, through the media and social media, and direct messages to parents.

Thank you for your ongoing support.


Camille Williams-Taylor
Director of Education/Secretary to the Board


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