January 14, 2020
Dear St. Charles Learners,
On January 13, 2020, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) served notice of its intention to initiate a province-wide full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 if an agreement is not reached prior to that date.
OECTA represents all Catholic teachers within Ontario, including approximately 2,300 permanent and occasional teachers in the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.In the event of a planned walk-out, credit programs at all of our St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on Tuesday, January 21st.
ESL, LINC and LBS programs will run, as per usual. Child minding services will also be offered.
The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board will continue to monitor this job action closely and will provide updates on the board and St. Charles websites. Please check the Labour Updates link at https://www.hwcdsb.ca/labourupdates2020/
All credit programs will resume on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Patrick J. Daly
Chairperson of the Board
Director of Education