The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Thursday, March 5, 2020. This decision affects all Catholic district school boards in Ontario.
As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on March 5.
In addition to the closure of all WCDSB elementary and secondary schools on March 5, please note the following:
Some programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on March 5 — they are:
- Hairstyling will be closed
- Culinary Arts will be closed
- Secondary School Credit Day School will be closed
- Correspondence services will be closed
- Guidance services will be closed.
All other St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres programs will be running as per their normal schedules.
All WCDSB extended day programs will be open for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for students currently registered in the program.
OECTA’s previously announced job actions will remain in effect before and after March 5.
Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.
As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will return to the bargaining table quickly and will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interest of our students.