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NSTU Labour Action – Information for Parents & Guardians
NSTU to begin work-to-rule strike on December 5th
On November 28th, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union alerted media that it intends to begin a work-to-rule strike action on Monday, December 5th at all schools in Nova Scotia.
The NSTU has described the work-to-rule in this way: Teachers will continue to carry out their instructional duties in classrooms, but will not support any extracurricular activities like concerts, coaching teams or supervising clubs; field trips will not go ahead. The NSTU has indicated that teachers will arrive 20 minutes before school and leave 20 minutes after, as stipulated in the Teachers Provincial Agreement.
More details about the impact of a work-to-rule strike on TCRSB schools and students will be made available in the coming days.
Please continue to monitor the TCRSB website at www.tcrsb.ca/NSTU_Job_Action and the mainstream media for updates and developments.
Re: NSTU Potential Labour Action
Over the past several days you have received communication informing you of the possible strike action being considered by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU). I wanted to communicate to you to address some developments with regards to this potential action, should a strike be realized.
There is much work being done to assess and plan for the possibility of a strike action across our province and to ensure we are prepared to act in the best interests of our school communities.
Through our contingency planning work with the province, a decision has been made about non-striking employees. The decision is that non-striking employees will not be subject to a board imposed layoff should there be a full on global strike by the NSTU.
We are meeting with managers and supervisors working through various scenarios and how that may affect work assignments, as well as communicating with other union groups within our board. We would ask that you continue with business as usual at this time.
We will continue to reach out to you in the coming days as more information becomes available. All public information will also be available via our web site: www.tcrsb.ca.
Superintendent of Schools
Information Notice for Parents and Guardians
From the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Potential Job Action by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU)
November 22, 2016
Within the next two weeks, teachers and other NSTU member employees, including principals and vice-principals, will decide whether to proceed with job action. While the province and the NSTU are returning to the bargaining table, this does not stop the countdown period to job action. The NSTU will be in a legal strike position as early as Saturday, December 3rd. In practical terms, the earliest possible strike date is Monday, December 5th.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK TO READ THE ENTIRE NOTICE.
Information Notice for Parents and Guardians.pdf