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Potential elementary school teachers’ strike

As many employees may be aware, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which represents Ontario’s 73,000 public elementary school teachers, has indicated that there will be "central strike” action commencing Monday, May 11. While schools will not be closed, administrative services will be withdrawn, and the ETFO will be in a legal strike position. We recognize that this may pose challenges for some Queen’s employees.

In the event that the ETFO commences a strike, staff will be expected to make alternate arrangements regarding the care of their children. Staff may have the option of using vacation leave, lieu time (when applicable), or leave without pay. In cases where it is operationally feasible to do so, managers may approve requests by employees to work from home and/or work flexible hours. Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis in consideration of the operational requirements of the department.

Any employee or manager who has questions may contact the Client Services Team in Human Resources.