Help students get back their extracurriculars! Scroll down to sign our petition!
As many of you have heard, on September 11, the Ontario government passed Bill 115, legislation that would freeze teachers’ wages, reduce their benefits, and ban teachers’ strikes for the next two years. Frustrated by what has happened, but unable to strike due to the ban, teachers’ unions across Ontario have recommended that teachers do not volunteer with extracurricular activities as a sign of protest. This means that many students across Ontario will lose their sports, clubs, and social events.
Students are understandably upset. But frustration should be articulated in respectful manner, one that will cause the Ontario government and teachers’ unions to regard student opinions with respect, not disdain. To help articulate students’ opinions, CANYAP has created a petition, an open letter, that you can sign to make your disapproval evident to both the government and teachers’ unions. Students should not be the victims of a conflict they have no part in. Students need to speak up.
And the time to speak up is now.