The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced that its members would launch an employment action, sometimes called a work-to-rule, on Monday, September 30. At TDSB, CUPE represents school facilitators such as janitors, lunch assistants, office staff and designated early childhood educators. The full list of CUPE order classifications at TDSB is available below. CUPE announced that its members will take further work action on Monday, October 7, 2019, unless a new collective agreement is reached through negotiations with the province and the board of directors. The new work action will be a total abolition of services, otherwise known as strikes or exits. More than 18,000 employees will not be on the job for the duration of the strike, or nearly half of the Toronto District School Board employees. Most of these employees work in schools. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has reached a preliminary agreement with the Council`s 17,700 teaching workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4400. Read more. All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve workplace issues.
An interim agreement has been reached between cupE, the Ontario government and the board associations. All TDSB schools are open to students and staff on Monday, October 7, 2019. All child care facilities, including extensive day programs run by tDSB and licensed third-party child care, are open. Authorizations, continuing education courses and scheduled meetings will continue as usual. If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, the best person you can talk to is your steward or local leader. You will know the details of your agreement. Schools remain open during this work-to-rule and the curriculum will continue to operate. As soon as they become available, we will update parents/caregivers and staff with new information. For current updates, please check out this page and follow @tdsb on Twitter. If you want a copy of your collective agreement on paper, talk to your trustee. If you don`t know who your administrator is or how to contact your office, contact the CUPE office near you.