Teachers Strike Update for Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board

OPSEU workers have voted for strike action

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay District Catholic School Board reports, “Our Board was informed this afternoon that on Monday, January 20, 2020, O.S.S.T.F., the union representing our Designated Early Childhood Educators, Student Support Persons and Attendance Counsellors will add four new sanctions to the sanctions currently in place:

• Members will not perform any on-calls;
• Members will not take on any additional work/responsibilities as a result of an absent member of the bargaining unit;
• Members will not verify or find replacements for staff absences;
• and Members will not perform the work of another bargaining unit, including any paid or unpaid work, or any activity that has been struck, even if directed to do so by the employer.

Previous sanctions can be found on our Board website, located within the Labour tab.

The Board respects the right to strike and remains hopeful this strike may be avoided by a negotiated settlement between the Provincial bargaining parties. Our priority continues to be the safety and well-being of everyone in our schools while maintaining caring learning environments for all students and staff.

Sincerely,
Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board