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 union leaders from across Ontario came to the decision at a meeting Friday.
Coran has scheduled a press conference Monday morning to discuss the issue.
"We expect that this sign of goodwill 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.
"We encourage members to review recent information and decide if they are willing to return to participating in the activities we know they feel so passionately about," he said.