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CUPE Job Action – Work to Rule (Updated: October 2, 2015)

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1479 represents educational support workers such as custodians, maintenance staff, office administrators, early childhood educators, educational assistants, youth workers, learning resource assistants and instructors for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board.

On September 29, 2015 CUPE members escalated a work to rule job action that began on September 10, 2015. This is a Province-wide job action affecting almost every school board in Ontario.

Parents/guardians should note that student safety and well-being has remained, at all times, the Board’s top priority. During this current phase of job action by CUPE, there has been some impact to the levels of service at our schools. At this time, our schools remain open to all students, however, certain schedules and routines may have been modified on a school by school basis. Employees who are members of CUPE are participating in a partial withdrawal of their services which are having an impact on supervision, custodial and administrative tasks. The security, health and safety of our students is our primary concern and administration continues to work to ensure that the safety and supervision of our students is not compromised during this phase of CUPE work to rule.

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will continue to monitor this job action closely, and will provide parents and guardians with updates and information via the board website (, Twitter (@ALCDSB) and through communications from the school as necessary.

The Board values the work of all of its employees and their commitment to student learning. We realize this job action is causing some disruption to our school communities and inconvenience to you, and we thank you for your patience, understanding and support. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the principal at your child’s school


   The Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board believes that parents are the primary educators of their children and therefore have the right and responsibility to participate in their children’s education. To improve student learning and to enhance the quality of Catholic education volunteers are welcomed. Volunteers working directly with students (assisting during school excursions, providing 1:1 assistance in the school, etc.) are asked to submit a Criminal Background Check (CBC). to the school office.

    These checks are currently done for a fee of $20 or $40 based on your residency.  There is no fee for a Volunteer Criminal Record Check if you attend on the designated dates.  The dates can be found at at the Children's Safety Village, behind the Belleville Police Service Offices, 93 Dundas Street, Belleville.

     Please bring two pieces of valid identification (at least one with photo).  A volunteer letter from the school (please see Mrs. MacInnis).  A CRC Application Form.  This form can be downloaded from 

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