The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced there will be two one-day strikes next week that will impact Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) teachers on Monday, February 3 as part of the current rotating strikes, and a strike for all elementary teachers in the province on Thursday, February 6 if an agreement with the province and ETFO is not reached.
It is also important to note, starting Monday, February 3, elementary teachers and Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECE) staff will not participate in any extracurricular activities.
All other TLDSB staff are not included in strikes next week. A provincial agreement with CUPE has been reached. The school board is currently negotiating a local contract with CUPE, which includes TLDSB secretaries, educational assistants, custodians, clerks, technicians, and maintenance workers.
Daycares, before and after school programs, and community use of school after-hours programs, are not affected by the strike. All bus transportation for elementary students will be cancelled for February 3 and February 6 if schools are closed to students.
There is financial support available to parents of eligible children for each day of school that is missed due to labour disruption. Parents and guardians of TLDSB students are asked to visit the Ministry of Education website at www.Ontario.ca/SupportForParents or the dedicated Support for Parents Helpline at 888-444-3770.
Updates will be provided to you as more information becomes available. To find out the status of labour action in TLDSB continue to visit this page at tldsb.ca/labour-updates/