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Labour Update: OSSTF Announces Additional Strike Day

Friday, February 28, 2020
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Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced today that, should a tentative agreement not be reached, its members (teachers and education workers) will conduct a one-day walkout (full withdrawal of services) on Thursday, March 5, 2020 and return to work on Friday, March 6, 2020.

Should there be a walkout on March 5, the TDSB would have no other option but to close all secondary schools (Gr. 9 to 12) to students as there would not be sufficient supervision to ensure their safety. As a result, parents/guardians should make alternate arrangements for their children if required. Please note that school offices will remain open.

In addition to all TDSB secondary schools, Adult High Schools and Night Schools offering secondary credits will also be closed to students. Secondary e-Learning classes and any out-of-school activities (e.g. field trips, sports, etc.) will be cancelled.

Elementary and middle schools will remain open. All adult non-credit programs, such as Adult ESL and Learn4Life, will continue to run.

Should there be any significant updates or changes, we will communicate directly with parents/guardians as quickly as possible. As always, for ongoing labour updates, please visit the TDSB website and follow @tdsb on Twitter.


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