LABOUR: UPCOMING STRIKE DATES AND SCHOOL CLOSURES IN THE UGDSB
February 5, 2020
Dear parents and guardians,
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced that its elementary
teachers and occasional teachers will participate in one-day strikes next week. The Upper
Grand District School Board will be included in two of these strikes: on Monday Feb. 10 and
Tuesday Feb. 11.
If these strikes proceed, all UGDSB elementary schools will be closed to students on Feb.
10 and Feb. 11. At this time, UGDSB secondary schools will remain open to students and will
operate as usual. Transportation for elementary students on Feb. 10 and 11 will be cancelled;
transportation for secondary students will run as normal.
These strikes are in addition to the February 6th ETFO strike, which will close UGDSB
elementary schools on Thursday February 6th. At this time, we do not know the dates of any
potential strikes by other unions that could also impact our schools. We will continue to
provide updates as soon as information becomes available.
Parents/guardians of elementary students are strongly encouraged to begin making alternate
arrangements for your children prior to these one-day strikes.
Community Use of Schools and third-party operated child care centres will remain open during
this labour action. Some Before and/or After School Programs may be operating and each
operator will communicate directly with families.
For further information please:
Visit our Labour website for updates: www.ugdsb.ca/labour
Follow the UGDSB on Twitter for updates: www.twitter.com/ugdsb
Information from ETFO: http://ow.ly/vsL050ydKGT
We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.