The Waterloo Region District School Board continues to monitor the provincial labour negotiations closely. Yesterday, November 16, CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) served notice that it plans to commence a strike involving full withdrawal of services on Monday, November 21, 2022, should an agreement not be reached. It is important to note that there are no Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) employees who are members of the CUPE bargaining group.

We want to reiterate to our families that this will not impact the day-to-day experience of WRDSB students at school, or their transportation. Students will continue to be supported in all aspects of their learning.

The WRDSB maintains a great relationship with our union partners and our professional associations. We will continue working with our partners and will keep families informed of any updates if needed.