Update Regarding Community Use of Schools & Rentals

ESS/OSSTF and 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.

During these job sanctions, we have encountered situations where our usual service levels have been limited. This includes our ability to supervise and schedule overtime for custodians and provide necessary back-up coverage to support our Community Use and Rentals Groups. This has resulted in health, safety, and security risks for our community participants as well as our school facilities. Therefore, all weekend Community Use of Schools, weekend Rental Permits and weekend school bookings in our school sites continue to be cancelled. The only exception is for International Languages curriculum programming. This cancellation will remain in effect until further notice. Potential to secure permits for future weekends will be placed on hold. Additionally, the WRDSB will continue to monitor the feasibility of continuing to offer weekday Community Use of Schools and Rental Permits.