CUPE and Province reach tentative agreement: In-person learning continues in Bluewater schools

Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) Director of Education, announced today (Sunday, Nov. 20th) that a tentative collective agreement was reached with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) during provincial labour negotiations. This means CUPE will not be engaging in a withdrawal of services as previously announced, and its members will continue to report to work.

“All Bluewater District School Board elementary and secondary schools will remain open to students for in-person learning as of tomorrow, Monday, November 21, 2022.

Transportation services for students, extra-curricular activities, child care/before and after school programs, and rental permits for community events and activities in schools will also continue uninterrupted.

Our CUPE members perform a wide range of invaluable services in our schools and work sites. We are pleased by the news of a tentative provincial agreement that recognizes this crucial work.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing our students and staff in school tomorrow.”