By QMI Agency
Elementary school teachers in Ontario have been given the green light to resume extracurricular activities.
Sam Hammond, president of the Elementary Teachersâ€™ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), said in a statement late Tuesday it is â€œsuspending its advice to members regarding voluntary/extracurricular activities" following successful talks with the government.
The union had previously told its 76,000 teachers to not resume volunteer activities due to ongoing negotiations with the province.
â€œWe are now confident that the government has demonstrated a commitment to dealing with concrete items of importance to our members,â€ Hammond said.
He said agreements reached by the ETFO are subject to an all-member vote.
Premier Kathleen Wynne said in a statement she is â€œhappyâ€ about the ETFOâ€™s decision to reinstate extracurriculars.
â€œI hope that elementary school students, teachers and support staff across the province will once again enjoy the activities and programs that mean so much to them.â€