Information for Parents & Guardians: NSTU Strike Action - UPDATED

CCRCE News: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union has announced that it intends to begin a strike action on Monday, December 5th at all schools in Nova Scotia.   

The NSTU has described the strike activity as a work-to-rule: Teachers will continue to teach in classrooms. Teachers have been directed by the NSTU to stop any extracurricular activities like concerts, coaching teams or supervising clubs; field trips will not go ahead. To be clear, this means that all holiday concerts, field trips and extra-curricular activities (whether planned for the afternoon, evening or during the school day) are cancelled as of December 5th and during the period of strike activity. 

SchoolsPlus programming will continue during the planned strike action by the NSTU. Community use of schools will also continue, as we are able, for those organizations with signed facility use permits.

Changes to Morning Arrival / Afternoon Departure
The NSTU has also stated that teachers will arrive 20 minutes before school and leave 20 minutes after.

Morning arrival time at every school is 20 minutes before the first bell. Students who walk to school or are dropped off by a parent or guardian cannot arrive before this time. At the end of the school day, students who walk or are picked up by a parent or guardian cannot remain longer than 20 minutes after the final bell. Supervision will not be provided to students who walk or are dropped-off outside of these times.

More Information - FAQ
We have developed a Frequently Asked Questions document that provides answers to some of the most common questions regarding the impact of the strike action. This FAQ will be updated as more information becomes available.

More details about the impact of the NSTU’s strike activity will be available in the coming days. 

Messages to parents and guardians may also be issued via text and email through the Alert system. If you are not yet signed up for Alert through your child’s school now would be a good time to do so. Contact your school office to begin this process.

Please continue to monitor the CCRSB website, as well as Facebook, twitter and the mainstream media for updates and developments.