If the strike by the workers' union doesn't end, Catholic students in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, and Halton Hills will switch to online instruction.
Students at Catholic schools in Milton, Oakville, Burlington, and Halton Hills may have to return to remote classrooms as early as Monday.
In the event that the unionized educational support staff follows through on their threats to continue their job action beyond today's demonstrations, sources indicate that the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is working on a plan that would have students learning from home, similar to how they did during the pandemic.
Today, employees who are part of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) went on strike in protest against the Ontario government's proposed new collective bargaining agreement. Regular classrooms had to be closed due to the job action, and students had to complete their coursework at home on their own schedule.