The following statement was issued by the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board:
On Wednesday CUPE confirmed that job action will begin across the province on Monday, Sept. 30.
This is a “work to rule” and all staff will still report to their work sites for their regular work hours. This is a province wide job action affecting school boards across Ontario.
Within the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board that includes positions such as: custodians, maintenance staff, school and board office based clerical, educational assistants, early childhood educators, information technology technicians and youth workers.
At this time, our schools remain open; however, all employees who are represented by CUPE will be participating in job action which may have an impact in the schools.
At all times, student safety and learning will remain our priority. Administration will work to ensure that the safety and supervision of our students is not compromised during this time.
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will continue to monitor this job action closely and will provide parents and guardians with updates and information via board and school websites and social media.
We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time. If you have any questions, please contact your school principal.
A letter will be sent home with all students on Sept. 26.