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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together Every Learner, Every Day

​​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.

The tentative 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. 

 The tentative 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

A tentative agreement has been reached with employees represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Please refer to this: OPSBA News Release - Council of Trustees’ Associations (CTA) and the Provincial Government Reach a Tentative Agreement.
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 – 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. 

CUPE members in the Greater Essex County District School Board include custodial and maintenance employees, school-based and central clerical staff as well as information technology personnel. 

No other union or federation has indicated job action at this time. 

Schools will remain open, with health and safety as a key priority. Childcare centres, and before and after-school programs will also remain open.​

​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 timely manner.