Ontario teacher union votes to end extracurricular protest

Students from several local high schools walked out in protest of the suspension of extracurricular...

Students from several local high schools walked out in protest of the suspension of extracurricular activities. Students from Collegiate walked around the school Dec. 10 2012. Dan Dakin/QMI AGENCY

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 9:22 PM ET

TORONTO — Ontario public high school students could soon get their extracurricular activities back after the union representing their teachers voted to “suspend their political action.”

Ken Coran, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), said in a statement that a provincial council comprised of more than 150 local union leaders from across Ontario came to the decision Friday that teacher voluntary activities could return to the schools.

“We expect that this sign of good will from our members will prompt the government to have genuine discussions that can lead to a fair resolution to this current impasse,” Coran said in a statement. “We still maintain that voluntary activities are just that: voluntary.


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