Category: Labour

Weekend Rental Permits Return December 5, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) reached a tentative agreement at the Support Staff central bargaining table on Friday, November 27, with the Government of Ontario and the Council of Trustee’s Associations, representing Ontario school boards. This tentative agreement impacts the Educational Support Staff/Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation […]

Tentative Deal Reached Between Province & ETFO

We are very pleased to announce that on November 2, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) reached a tentative agreement with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA). Once the tentative central agreement has been ratified, we will be able to determine the timelines and process for teachers completing […]

Update Regarding Elementary Progress Report Cards

We appreciate the ongoing patience and support of parents/guardians during this time of province-wide labour unrest and uncertainty in our schools. Given the current cumulative impact of provincial labour action on the part of elementary teachers and WRDSB support staff (secretaries, custodians and supervision monitors in schools as well as some central staff), the Waterloo […]

Update Regarding Withdrawal of Extracurricular Activities

On Oct. 22, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that they would be escalating their current job action next week, if a provincial agreement is not reached. As per their news release, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, elementary teachers and occasional teachers will withdraw from all voluntary extracurricular activities in Ontario public schools, […]

Important Information Regarding Rentals & Community Use of Schools

Educational Support Staff/Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (ESS/OSSTF) and the Custodial and Maintenance Association/Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (CAMA/OSSTF) are currently in ongoing province-wide labour negotiations with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA). As a result, members of ESS/OSSTF and CAMA/OSSTF are taking part in a legal job sanctions. […]

Important Notice for Elementary Students & Families

Dear Parents/Guardians of Elementary Students: We wanted to provide you with an update about job action being taken by teaching staff represented by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) Support Staff, which includes secretaries, custodians & supervision monitors in schools as well as some central staff. Currently, […]

Labour Relations Update – August 25, 2015

Secondary School Update The Waterloo Region District School Board is pleased that the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) have reached a tentative agreement with the Ontario government and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) regarding central items. No details of the agreement can be provided at this point in time. The new two-tiered structure […]

Mark Summary for Elementary Students to be Mailed this Week

We are pleased to let you know that Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 will begin to receive their mark summary documents starting July 29. The mark summary will be mailed to the address the school has on file. If you do not receive a mark summary at […]

Update: Mark Summary to be Provided for Elementary Students

On June 16th, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) communicated to families that, as a result of Elementary Teachers’ Federation Ontario (ETFO) strike action, the WRDSB would be unable to provide report cards to students. Teachers have submitted marks to school principals in a variety of paper formats. As such, we notified families that […]

Information for Parents: Elementary Report Cards

Dear Parent/Guardian: We are writing with an important update on the final report card. At this point in the year, you would normally receive your child’s report card. We know how important the report card is to parents and to students. It is a reflection of the work done throughout the year, and the marks, […]

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