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‘All students first’ at HPEDSB as CUPE job action is announced

September 26, 2019—Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, along with other Ontario school boards, has received notice that unionized support staff will be participating in job action starting September 30, 2019.

Specifically, we understand that this job action will be in the form of a selected work-to-rule approach whereby specific duties will be withdrawn and not performed by CUPE employees during the work day.

“Students come first at HPEDSB and we have high expectations of all employees. We respect the bargaining unit’s right to participate in job action and, at the same time, we are absolutely committed to student safety, and supporting continued student learning and achievement. We will continue to do our best at communicating actions and resulting implications for our schools, families, staff, and of course our students, as timely and responsibly as possible,” said Shannon Binder, Chair of the Board.

School board administration officials, school administrators and managers are aware of the job action and will be monitoring situations at all sites for student safety.

Employees affected by this job action work in the following roles at HPEDSB:

Background

Central negotiations are ongoing with this employee group. Local negotiations are yet to be scheduled.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Manager, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 62354, [email protected]