Bargaining FAQs

We know families have many questions about how the bargaining process will affect you and your child’s learning. We will continue to keep families updated as information becomes available. Please check your email, visit this webpage or follow us on Twitter @YRDSB for updated information.


Frequently Asked Question

CUPE staff play a critical role in supporting students and schools and we cannot safely operate schools for students with a full withdrawal of service from CUPE members. 


We encourage families to monitor the Board’s website, twitter feed and local media. As we have said in our communications, if circumstances change, we will communicate to parents. Should CUPE cancel their strike action, our aim will be to return to normal operations as soon as possible. 



At this time, CUPE has communicated that this will be full withdrawal of services, to begin on November 21, 2022. The strike is a result of collective bargaining at the provincial level. We will continue to keep families updated. Please check our Board website and Twitter feed @YRDSB for updates. Our schools will be closed to students on November 21. 


No. Schools will be closed to students on November 21, 2022. Any extra-curricular activities will not be running.

Independent childcare programs are expected to continue on November 21, however will close by 4:30pm. Please confirm with your provider. 


Before and after programs will not operate during the strike action on November 21. 


Should the strike proceed, community-based permit activities will not operate on November 21. 


Other staff members will continue with their regularly scheduled work day. 


It’s important to note that this is related to bargaining at the provincial table - YRDSB is not involved in these negotiations. We remain hopeful for a resolution. If circumstances change, we will continue to update you and will provide as much information as possible. You can find updates on the Board website:  You may also follow our Twitter account @YRDSB for immediate updates. 


The strike is a result of the bargaining process at the provincial level, and Board employees are following the direction of their provincial federations/unions. At the local Board level, we continue to bargain with all our employee groups, including CUPE. 


Your child’s teacher will communicate with their class regarding learning for the potential closure.  


Technology will not be distributed to students for the first day of closure due to the strike. Students without access to technology will not be penalized for missed work on Monday, November 21. 


No, virtual schools will operate on their regular schedule on November 21, 2022.


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