If the parties to the central collective bargaining process do not reach an agreement or understanding by the night of Sunday, October 6, 2019, all school transportation to Huron Superior Catholic District School Board schools will be cancelled and all schools will be closed to students. Schools will be reopened to students as soon as the board feels it`s safe. As you may know, on October 2, 2019, the Union of Canadian Public Employment (CUPE) began a strike five (5) days in advance against Ontario education workers. This means that CUPE employees will be on strike as of Monday, October 7, 2019, unless an agreement is reached in advance at the province`s bargaining table. All parties agreed to continue negotiations this Friday and beyond the weekend to avoid the effects of a strike. All CUPE members work under the protection of a contract called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve issues in the workplace. If you have questions about your rights at work, the best person you can talk to is your local steward or executive. You will know the specific details of your agreement.
If you would like a hard copy of your collective agreement, please speak to your steward. If you don`t know who your steward is or how to reach your contact, contact the CUPE office near you. Funding for the special training was increased by the previous Liberal government and the board of directors approved a budget of $81 million last June. But now he has to fight after the Ford government cut funding to $27,000 per student. The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board must use its reserve fund to cover $500,000, which was cut from its budget by the conservatives in power. The Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI) is a binational effort launched as part of the Scientific Annex to the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement to coordinate science and monitoring activities annually in one of the five Great Lakes to generate data and information for environmental management agencies. This decision was made this afternoon after a thorough review of many factors and with the unanimous support of the Board of Directors and the management of the Board of Directors. . . .