With the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) holding a province-wide, one-day strike for Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Sudbury Catholic District School Board has announced classes are cancelled at all of its schools that day.
A notice posted on the board's website says programs affected will be as follows:
- All classes are cancelled, and schools are closed to students.
- All sports and other extracurricular events are cancelled.
- All before and after school childcare programs remain open.
- All daycare centres remain open.
- All Community Use of Schools programs/events will run as scheduled.
- All non-OECTA staff are expected to report to their school or workplace as usual.
- The school board said it does not anticipate pickets taking place at its school sites Jan. 21.
“We regret any disruption to student learning or inconvenience to families that will result from job action,” said the notice from the school board.
“We do respect that the imposition of sanctions are a legal part of the collective bargaining process. Our actions during any sanctions will focus on the safety and well-being of the students entrusted to our care.
“We remain committed to, and focused on, achieving freely negotiated collective agreements that serve the needs of our students and are fair to all parties. We are not directly involved in central bargaining, however, the parties who are involved are working hard on our behalf to achieve an agreement.
“We will continue to monitor job action closely and will provide updates and information as it becomes available through board and school websites and through social media.”