Here's how the OSSTF's job action will impact secondary schools in Brampton
On Thursday, November 21, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) confirmed that job action will begin in public secondary schools across Ontario starting Tuesday, November 26.
If you're wondering how this will affect students, the answer is: Not very much (at least right now).
The OSSTF's job action currently targets the Ministry of Education and school board administrative tasks that do not impact students.
During the job action, all Peel schools will remain open and all secondary teachers will continue teaching students and maintaining contact with families regarding students.
However, during this phase of job action, secondary teachers will not:
- participate in EQAO preparation or testing (Grade 9 EQAO math assessment is currently scheduled for January 13 to 24)
- complete Ministry of Education reports
- participate in Board- or Ministry-directed professional development; they will engage in self-directed professional activities
- participate in unpaid staff meetings outside the scheduled school day
- provide comments on any secondary provincial report cards (done in January ahead of report card distribution in early February. If this job action remains in place at that time, the Peel Board will communicate the impact to families)
Additionally, information pickets may be held at your local secondary school -- or in higher-traffic locations across Peel Region -- for members to distribute information to the public.
According to the OSSTF, picket lines will not significantly inhibit the passage of people and vehicles onto school board properties. However, they may cause delays.
Teaching assistants and early childhood educators are in a separate union and are not engaged in any job action at this time.
To keep track of all updates regarding labour action in the Peel board, visit peelschools.org/labour.
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