No job actions, but Ont. teachers still pulling extracurricular activities

OSSTF president Ken Coran. (Toronto Sun files)

OSSTF president Ken Coran. (Toronto Sun files)

Antonella Artuso, Jonathan Jenkins, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:39 PM ET

TORONTO - The job actions are off but that doesn’t mean extracurricular activities are coming back to Ontario schools any time soon.

“People are not withdrawing from extracurriculars for fun, they’re doing it for a purpose,” Ken Coran, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) said Friday. “They’re doing it to show their displeasure and they’re doing it hopefully to create a reaction that would lead to the return of their democratic rights.”

Coran said his members are making their own personal decisions about withdrawing extracurriculars but acknowledged “very, very little” are going on.

But he held out the prospect that sports and social clubs could come back, at least at the high school level, if the Liberal government follows through on a promise to repeal Bill 115, legislation which allowed the provincial government to impose contracts with a two-year wage freeze, partial salary grid freeze and benefit clawback.


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