Support for Employees During Local School Closures

The London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) and Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) have advised parents and guardians of one-day strikes taking place next week.

London District Catholic School Board

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has given notice of a one-day strike on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. LDSCB elementary and secondary schools will close on February 4, unless an agreement is reached before that time.

Thames Valley District School Board

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has given notice of one-day strikes on Tuesday, February 4 and Thursday, February 6. TVDSB elementary schools will close on February 4 and February 6, unless an agreement is reached before that time.

Support for Parents & Guardians

Western recognizes these school closures may provide a challenge for many employees with school-age children who require care.

All unit leaders will be communicating with their teams to identify employees who may face challenges with childcare and will be flexible with work arrangements for next week.

Western is committed to the health and well-being of our faculty, staff, post-docs and their families and has set up an email contact for those who may need additional support at family.care@uwo.ca.

Jane O’Brien
Associate Vice-President (Human Resources)