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Protest Cancels High School Football and Other Activities Today

Craig Huckerby for local2 sault ste. marie
September 12th, 2012 at 12:14pm | Last Updated at 1:15pm

extracurricular  shool activitesHoping to take in a high school football game tonight? think again.

As part of a province wide protest, Ontario Secondary School Teacher's Federation representing all public board teachers in the province has asked their members to cancel any
extracurricular activities outside of regular school hours.

In a release at noon hour today the OSSTF isuued a media release stating, All extracurricular sporting activities schedule for today, September 12 th, 2012, that involve staff employed by the Algoma District School Board at the Secondary level have been cancelled for today only.

Sharon Indrevoid told LOCAL2.ca that the direction was from the provincial office to protest the passing of Bill 115 - the legislation kicks in immediately that freezes their wages, bans strikes for two years and ends their ability to bank sick days.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation is calling on its 60,000 thousand members not to volunteer today for any extracurricular activities to protest the Liberals’ legislation.

Locally, those activities include the Junior and Senior football game with Superior Heights and White Pines, the Senior Girls’ East- West game and all other practices and events.

Indrevoid told LOCAl2.ca that the action today could lead to other days of cancelled activities but they are waiting on provincial direction.

Meanwhile Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty told media yesterday, "extracurricular activities are part and parcel of what kids have come to expect from schools."


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