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Labour Update: UGDSB contingency plans for week of Nov. 21-25, 2022

November 17, 2022

*In the UGDSB, CUPE represents custodial staff in many schools, maintenance staff in all UGDSB schools, and ESL Instructors in our Adult ESL Continuing Education program.

Please see this important update regarding provincial labour negotiations.

As you know, this week CUPE Ontario gave 5-days notice of a province-wide strike, putting them in a legal strike position as of Monday November 21. If the strike proceeds on Monday, the UGDSB will implement the following contingency plans: 

*Please note that there will be differences in schedules for schools with CUPE custodial staff and schools without CUPE custodial staff. For a list of UGDSB sites with CUPE Custodial Staff, please refer to the chart below. 

Schools with CUPE Custodial Staff:

Schools without CUPE Custodial Staff: 

*For a list of UGDSB sites with CUPE Custodial Staff, please refer to the chart below. 

Please know that we will do our best to keep schools open to in-person learning as much as possible, however this will be very challenging without the services of our valued CUPE employees. 

The contingency plans above, with CUPE custodial schools staying in person 3 days next week, and schools without CUPE custodial staff staying in person 4 days next week is based on what we learned from the previous withdrawal of services, our overall system maintenance needs and our ability to perform the necessary functions to keep schools safe, clean and the whole system operational.

Changes at ALL UGDSB schools/sites:



We sincerely appreciate everyone’s understanding and support and we are committed to providing regular updates so students, families and staff can plan accordingly.

Thank you,


Ralf Mesenbrink, Chair of the Board
Peter Sovran, Director of Education

CUPE Custodial Schools/Sites:

Aberfoyle PS

Alma PS

Arbour Vista PS

Brant Ave PS

Brock Road Con Ed

Centennial CVI

Central PS

Centre Dufferin DHS

Centre Wellington DHS

College Heights SS

Credit Meadows ES

Drayton Heights PS

Edward Johnson PS

Erin DHS

Erin PS

FA Hamilton PS

Gateway Dr. PS

Grant Evans Ed Centre

Guelph Board Office

Guelph CVI

Guelph Lakes PS

John McCrae PS

John F Ross CVI

John Galt PS

June Ave PS

King George PS

Kortright Hills PS

Laurelwoods PS

Minto-Clifford PS

Montgomery Village PS

Orangeville DSS

Ottawa Cres. PS

Paisley Rd PS

Parkinson Centennial PS

Princess Elizabeth PS

Princess Margaret PS

Prior Park PS

Rickson Ridge PS

Sir Isaac Brock PS

Spencer Ave. ES

St. Georges Centre

Tytler PS

Victory PS

Waverley Dr. PS

Westminster Wood PS

Westside SS

Westwood PS

Willow Rd PS

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