Transitioning back from work-to-rule
On Friday, January 20, 2017, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) reached a tentative agreement. The immediate outcome of this tentative agreement is the decision by the NSTU to end its work-to-rule/partial strike action beginning tomorrow, January 23rd.
What you need to know for tomorrow:
Morning arrival and afternoon departure times instituted during work-to-rule remain in effect. Students not travelling by bus, should not arrive earlier than 20 minutes before the start of class and should not be at school longer than 20 minutes after the end of the school day.
Bussing changes implemented during the work-to-rule/partial strike will remain in place, as will the supervisors hired at many schools to assist with supervision in the morning, afternoon and at lunch time.
We are waiting on information from the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation about inter-school sport and will share this information once it is received.
The transition from work-to-rule back to normal operations will take some time. Our schools will not return immediately to the same level of operations and service that existed before the strike action began. We ask all members of the CCRSB community to be patient with this transition and recognize the necessary time it will take to bring our system back to normal.