We would like to update you on the latest developments concerning the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) labour sanctions.
CUPE will begin Phase 1 of labour sanctions effective Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.
In the Halton District School Board, CUPE represents custodial staff in elementary and secondary schools. It does not represent education assistants, early childhood educators, or school support staff as it does in some other Ontario school boards.
These sanctions are a result of central bargaining and are imposed by CUPE National on all CUPE locals. They are not a reflection of the relationships within Halton.
Phase 1 labour sanctions have been announced across the province, effective Monday, Sept. 30. These sanctions include:
- Not sweeping gymnasiums, hallways or entrances
- Not participating in school composting/recycling program
- Not setting up tables/chairs
The HDSB is working diligently to minimize any impact on our students, families and schools. CUPE employees provide important services to our schools and the withdrawal of those services may cause challenges. We respect the collective bargaining process and are hopeful for a negotiated agreement.
As always, the safety of our staff and students remains our highest priority.
The Halton District School Board has and will continue to communicate information to families and staff as soon as possible. Updates will also be shared on the HDSB website and social media pages.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
To learn more about the Collective Bargaining process and current status updates, please visit this page: