Labour Updates

In Ontario, we have a two-tier collective bargaining process for school boards and their staff. It involves central (provincial) and local bargaining processes for staff groups, including teachers and support staff.

In August 2022, provincial and local contracts for all education workers in the province of Ontario expired. In the SCDSB, this means that all our unionized groups are at different stages of contract negotiations at the provincial and local level.

Unionized groups that represent SCDSB staff

As a board, we respect all our staff members and value their work. We remain committed to reaching fair, negotiated agreements with all our employee groups.

Latest update - as of Feb. 2, 2023


Local and provincial collective agreements with CUPE finalized and ratified by all parties

On Dec. 23, 2022, the central labour agreement between the provincial branch of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) and the Ontario government was officially ratified by all parties. 

On Feb. 1, 2023, the SCDSB ratified the collective agreement reached with CUPE and its local 1310 for the term of Sept. 1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2026.

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We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. Updates will be posted on the labour updates page on our website and on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: and parents/guardians will receive information directly via email.