RCDSB provides update on CUPE strike impact

Posted on Friday October 04, 2019

Renfrew County District School Board provides update on CUPE strike impact
October 4, 2019 - The Renfrew County District School Board is preparing for a strike of all custodial, facility, clerical and information technology employees beginning Monday, October 7, 2019.
No teachers or any in-class support staff including Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) and Educational Assistants (EAs) are part of this CUPE action within the Renfrew County District School
Board (RCDSB). It is important to note that CUPE represents different employee groups within each school board. Some school boards have no CUPE bargaining units, while others have a significant amount of their workforce as part of the union.
Central bargaining negotiations are set to continue throughout the weekend and we remain hopeful that an agreement will be made and a strike will be avoided.
In the event that an agreement cannot be reached, our District will still proceed with regular schoolday operations on Monday, October 7, 2019. In support of our schools, we will be redeploying non-union District employees to every school beginning Monday morning.
These non-union District employees will work to support our school Principals in fulfilling a range of responsibilities including, but not limited to: managing the school door buzzer, attendance,
answering phones, and essential cleaning responsibilities.
We will continue to provide information to parents/guardians and the community over the weekend as it becomes available to us. Our goal is to ensure minimal disruption to the learning of our
students, with safety as our top priority.
Please find attached a list of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ and continue to check our website, Facebook and Twitter (@RCDSB) for updates.