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 Nov. 20, 2022


Labour update - CUPE, Nov. 20, 2022


This afternoon, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the provincial government announced that a tentative agreement has been reached. 

As a result, all SCDSB schools will be open to all students on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. 

Child care programs in SCDSB schools 

  • Child care centres operated by third-party providers in SCDSB schools will be open.
  • Before and after school programs will operate as scheduled.

Learning Centres and Career Centre 

  • The Learning Centres, including the Newcomer Welcome Centre, will be open. 
  • The Career Centre will be open. 

Community use of schools 

  • All community use permits in SCDSB schools will resume. 

Stay connected and informed 

Updates will be posted on the labour updates page on our websiteon social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook:, and parents/guardians will receive information directly via email. 

Stay connected and informed


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.