Dear St. Charles Students,
On Friday, January 10, 2020, we received notice from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) of its intention to participate in a provincial one-day, full withdrawal of services on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, if a new agreement is not reached before that time.
In the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, OSSTF represents approximately 60 staff at our St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education Centres, including ESL/LINC and LBS instructors and assessors, and child minders.
In the event of a planned walk-out, ESL, LINC and LBS programs at all of our St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on Wednesday, January 15th. Child minding programs will be closed for the day.
Credit programs will be run as per usual.
The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board will continue to monitor this job action closely and will provide updates on the board and St. Charles websites. Please check the Labour Updates link at https://www.hwcdsb.ca/labourupdates2019/
All programs and services will resume on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Patrick J. Daly
Chairperson of the Board
Director of Education