Monday 7 October 2019

CUPE strike averted. Permits have been restored

Please note that our Tuesday and Thursday permits are back to normal now that CUPE strike has been averted.

That means there will indeed be badminton Tuesday Oct. 8th (tomorrow night).

However, remember there's no badminton on Thursday Oct. 10 which is Parent/Teacher Night.

See you on court,


Thursday 3 October 2019

Badminton cancelled until further notice (re CUPE strike)

Please note that badminton is cancelled at CHSS until further notice in response to CUPE strike action. I had hoped that the strike action would affect schools in a rotating way but our school board has opted for an almost complete shut down for safety and other reasons.

Here's the notice I received last night from the school board:

"In light of the pending CUPE strike action notification, and in order to minimize any impact on students and school communities, the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board will be cancelling all Community Use of Schools permits, effective 7:00 am. October 3, 2019, until further notice.

Please note this does NOT include outdoor only. (fields and track use) Outdoor permits may continue.

We will keep our families and communities informed of further developments as the information becomes available. Please know that you will be notified the moment any changes to your permit occur.

We thank you for your understanding and patience.

HPEDSB Community Use"

For those willing to travel, Belleville Badminton Club's Quinte Christian School (a different school board) at 138 Wallbridge Loyalist Rd. is apparently unaffected by the CUPE issues and will be open for adult badminton players on Tues. & Thurs. nights. Nightly guest fee is $5, with play running from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. As well, Belleville's Wellness Centre on Hwy 37 south of Hwy 401 has drop-in badminton on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m. @ $3 per night.

Hopefully, negotiations won't drag on and we'll be back on our courts soon. I'll let you know asap when we are allowed to resume badminton at our school.

In the mean time, take care.