EMSB teachers to resume extra-curricular activities after boycott

Students at the English Montreal School Board may be able to play sports or act after all.

Teachers to vote on agreement-in-principle later this month

Extra-curricular activities have been on hold at some EMSB schools since September. (CBC)

Students at the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) may be able to play sports or act after all.

A work-to-rule campaign is over for teachers at the EMSB as of Monday, according to a letter sent to teachers by the Montreal Teachers Association (MTA).

Quebec unions representing public sector workers struck an agreement-in-principle in December after months of stalled talks with the provincial government.

The deal has yet to be ratified but a special general assembly will be held in January.

"In the meantime, we are suspending all actions related to our negotiations, including the 32-hour work week and boycotting of extra-curricular activities. Put simply, those extra-curricular activities can resume," wrote MTA president Peter Sutherland in the email to teachers.

The decision to restart extra-curricular activities comes after months of rotating walkouts over contract negotiations.

In September, teachers at EMSB schools put a hold on extra-curricular activities to pressure Quebec over collective agreements.

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