December 19, 2019
The Greater Essex
County District School Board and CUPE Local 27 are pleased to announce that a
tentative agreement between the parties was reached on December 18, 2019.
agreement was reached through a collaborative process and represents the best
possible outcome for all involved, providing stability and security moving
forward for both employees and the Board.
agreement remains subject to ratification by the CUPE Local 27 members and the
Trustees of the Greater Essex County District School Board. Ratification
meetings will take place early in the new year.
October 6, 2019
School and student transportation will proceed as usual on Monday, October 7th.
October 2, 2019
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has officially served notice to the Crown and Council of Trustees Association that it will be escalating its legal job action to a full withdraw of services as of October 7, 2019 if a new collective agreement has not been reached.
The GECDSB remains hopeful that bargaining will continue and a settlement can be secured before the deadline.
However we are developing contingency plans in the event of a work stoppage by CUPE employees*.
Clear and timely communication with our school communities is a priority. Our website – www.publicboard.ca and social media platforms (Twitter - @GECDSBPRO Facebook – Gecdsb Greater Essex County District School Board) will have updates when there is new information to share.
*CUPE represents GECDSB custodial, maintenance, clerical and information technology staff
September 27, 2019
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced that
they would begin a legal job action in support of their collective bargaining position across Ontario on Sept. 30, 2019.
members in the Greater Essex County District School Board include custodial and
maintenance employees, school-based and central clerical staff as well as information
No other union or federation has indicated job action at
Schools will remain open, with health and safety as a key
priority. Childcare centres, and before and after-school programs will also
Student safety is
a key priority and we will do everything we can to minimize the impact of job action
on students and families. We are closely monitoring negotiations and hope all
parties can reach fair, mutually acceptable agreements as quickly as
possible. We commit to providing you with up-to-date information in a