Dear Co-workers, the New Brunswick Council of School District Unions CUPE 1253 would like to address the current COVID-19 virus situation that has now closed our schools for two weeks, our province and country is facing a situation that none of us has ever experienced before, the out come truly depends on our actions. We are asking that each one of you become aware to of your surroundings and protect yourself and your loved ones following the advice of the many professionals that know best, social distancing, washing hands, staying home unless necessary to leave etc., in order to stay healthy. Safety is NOT negotiable and most importantly be compassionate and kind to one to another as we go through this difficult time.

At this time many districts have notified their employees of the two weeks of school closure and that it would be treated as storm day pay, your President Iris Lloyd has been working diligently to keep in contact with the Dept. of Education and our sister local, Local 2745’s president Theresa McAllister to ensure all members questions and concerns are heard. We still have unanswered questions and will not stop until they are answered, the situation is changing daily, and we will apprise the membership as we learn more details.

NBCSDU, CUPE 1253 Executive