Today, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced that they would begin a full withdrawal of services (strike action) in Ontario schools beginning on Monday, October 7, 2019 unless there is progress at the central bargaining table.
Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is currently assessing the impact of this full strike action on school operations. In our schools, CUPE represents secretaries, custodians, early childhood educators, educational assistants and library and computer technicians, among others.
We will provide an update to families, staff and students as more information becomes available.
We appreciate that there may be significant impacts on your family. Families are encouraged to begin to explore alternate child care arrangements for next week, in the event strike action results in school closures.
LKDSB is hopeful a fair agreement can be reached and the full strike action will be avoided.
Visit the LKDSB Contract Negotiations website for up-to-date information regarding contract negotiations: https://www.lkdsb.net/Board/ContractNegotiations/Pages/default.aspx#/=