October 14th, 2015
Educational Support Staff/Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (ESS/OSSTF) and the Custodial and Maintenance Association/Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (CAMA/OSSTF) are currently in ongoing province-wide labour negotiations with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA). As a result, members of ESS/OSSTF and CAMA/OSSTF are taking part in a legal job sanctions.
During these job sanctions, we have encountered situations where our usual service levels have been limited. This includes our ability to supervise and schedule overtime for custodians and provide necessary back-up coverage to support our Community Use and Rentals Groups. This has resulted in health, safety, and security risks for our community participants as well as our school facilities. Therefore, weekend Community Use of Schools and Rental Permits in our school sites will be cancelled starting on Saturday, October 17, 2015. This cancellation will remain in effect until further notice. Potential to secure permits for future weekends will be placed on hold. Additionally, the WRDSB will continue to monitor the feasibility of continuing to offer weekday Community Use of Schools and Rental Permits.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to our community partners. Any questions or concerns can be referred to Anna Splan, business analyst, x4312. Please continue to monitor our website at www.wrdsb.ca/labour for updated information as it becomes available.