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OSSTF update: Jan. 15 strikes to include UGDSB – All Upper Grand DSB schools to close, unless strike is averted

January 10, 2010

On January 10, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced that its teachers and education workers will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in select locations across Ontario on January 15, 2020. The Upper Grand District School Board is listed as one of the school boards that will be included in the Jan. 15 job action.

In the UGDSB, OSSTF represents five distinct groups of employees:

This withdrawal of services causes significant impact to all UGDSB schools, including our capacity for effective supervision and ability to ensure student safety. As a result, if a deal is not reached and the one-day strike occurs, all schools in the UGDSB (elementary, secondary and Continuing Education) will be closed to students on Wednesday Jan. 15. Buses and student transportation for all UGDSB students will be cancelled. 

Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to begin making alternate arrangements for your children prior to the one-day strike.

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.​

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We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available. 

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