EMSB plans for online learning May 26 and 27 in response to support staff strike action

Montreal, May 20, 2021- The Association professionnelle du personnel administratif (CSN) has filed  an  official  notice  of  strike,  to  express  their dissatisfaction  with  how  the  negotiations of  their  collective  agreement  with  the  government  are unfolding. The strike is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. on Wednesday May 26 and end at 12 p.m. on Thursday May 27.

 Please note the following important information:

 Teachers will provide services remotely for their students on both days as follows:

o On May 26, 2021: Online instruction from home will take place in the morning until 11:59  a.m. 

 for  all  students,  and  the  school’s  regular  morning  schedule  will  be respected. There 

will be no classes for students in the afternoon, however, teachers will continue to work from home 

in the afternoon and will receive further instructions from their administration.

o On May 27, 2021: There will be no classes for students in the morning, however, teachers  will 

 work  from  home  and  will  receive  further  instructions  from  their administration.  Online 

instruction for students will take place in the afternoon only, beginning at 12:01 pm, and the 

school’s regular afternoon schedule will be respected.

•  Attendants and Technicians, will also provide services remotely with students and teachers on 

both days as per the above schedule.

•  With the exception of Teachers, Attendants and Technicians all employees are expected to 

report to work at their schools/centres on Wednesday May 26ᵗ and will be dismissed at 11:59 a.m. 

to be able to exit the building before the commencement of the strike

•  With the exception of Teachers, Attendants and Technicians, all employees are expected to 

report to work at their schools/centres on Thursday May 26 at 12:01 p.m. and assume their regular 


• Daycare  services will be cancelled for students; however, the daycare  staff is expected to 

report  to  school  both  days  (as  per  the  above  schedule)  and  await  instructions from  

their administration.

•  All employees who are unable to work their hours due to the strike will receive their regular 


•  Adult Education and Vocational Training Centres will offer online instruction where possible 

as well as in-person instruction to Vocational training students following hands-on programs.

In-person classes will end at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday May 26 and resume at 12:01 p.m.

on Thursday May 27 in the usual manner and as scheduled for the rest of the day.


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