Union officials have given teachers the green light to tackle extra-curricular activities in the fall.
It’s good news for Ontario public high school students who participate in sports and clubs, as a tentative deal reached with the province late last week is likely to be ratified by members.
Teachers will vote on the three year deal sometime after Labour day. It includes a pay hike of 1.5%, a lump sum payment of 1 percent, an additional professional development day, and no changes to class size.
The salary increase is said to be funded through existing spending according to Premier Kathleen Wynne. The specifics of how that will be done have not been revealed.
Wynne is hoping to cut similar deals with the other unions as the province is set to resume negotiations with the Catholic teachers and The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, in the weeks ahead.