OSSTF

Latest update - as of Dec. 6, 2019

 

SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres closed Wednesday, Dec. 11 should a tentative agreement not be reached

On Dec. 6, the provincial branch of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced their intent to proceed with rotating one-day walkouts in a number of school boards across Ontario, with the first occurring on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has been identified as one of the boards that will be affected on Wednesday, Dec. 11. In the SCDSB, OSSTF represents permanent and occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors.

Should a tentative agreement not be reached, all SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres will be closed to students on Wednesday, Dec. 11, as there would not be sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. All Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will still report to school for classes as usual.

All secondary out-of-school activities will also be cancelled on Dec. 11.

Please note that all SCDSB elementary schools will remain open to students on Dec. 11.

For ongoing updates, visit the the labour updates page on our website or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.

 

December 4, 2019 - Update 2
Secondary schools and adult learning centres to reopen to students Dec. 5: work-to-rule continues

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) conducted a one-day walkout across Ontario. Secondary schools and adult learning centres will reopen to students on Thursday, Dec. 5. 

OSSTF’s provincial branch began job action in the form of work-to-rule on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Work-to-rule means a partial withdrawal of service by the employee group.

In the SCDSB, OSSTF represents our permanent secondary teachers, occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors. SCDSB schools will continue to remain open to staff and students during this job action. 

OSSTF has advised that this job action will affect primarily administrative tasks related to Ministry of Education and school board initiatives. Extracurricular and other school events are expected to continue. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates whenever possible. For more information and updates, visit the labour updates page on our website or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.

December 4, 2019 - Update 1
SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres closed Wednesday, Dec. 4

On Nov. 28, the provincial branch of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced their intent to proceed with a full legal one-day walkout across Ontario on Wednesday, Dec. 4. In the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), OSSTF represents permanent and occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors.

Members of the provincial branch of OSSTF are moving forward with a full legal one-day walkout across Ontario today, Wednesday, Dec. 4.

All SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres are closed to students today, Wednesday, Dec. 4, as there is not sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. All Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will still report to school for classes as usual.

All secondary out-of-school activities are cancelled on Dec. 4.

Please note that all SCDSB elementary schools remain open to students.

For ongoing updates, visit this page or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.

November 29, 2019
Information regarding OSSTF job action

On Nov. 28, the provincial branch of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced their intent to proceed with a full legal one-day walkout across Ontario on Wednesday, Dec. 4. In the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), OSSTF represents permanent and occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors.

If a tentative provincial agreement with OSSTF is not reached, all SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres will be closed to students on Wednesday, Dec. 4, as there would not be sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. All Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will still report to school.

All out-of-school activities will be cancelled on that day. If an agreement is reached, secondary schools will remain open on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Please note that all SCDSB elementary schools will be open to students on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates whenever possible. For more information and updates, visit the labour updates page on our website or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.

November 21, 2019

On Nov. 21, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) provincial branch confirmed that job action in the form of work-to-rule will begin across Ontario on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Work-to-rule means a partial withdrawal of service by the employee group.

In the SCDSB, OSSTF represents our permanent secondary teachers, occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors. SCDSB schools will remain open to staff and students during this job action. 

OSSTF has advised that this job action will affect primarily administrative tasks related to Ministry of Education and school board initiatives. Extracurricular and other school events are expected to continue. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates whenever possible. For more information and updates, visit the labour updates page on our website or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.