Monday, September 17, 2012
Students Walk Out of ClassRegional | by Bayshore News Staff
Hundreds of high school students walk out of class to support teachers, not job action.
Some students appear to support high school teachers in their labour dispute with the provincial government.
More than 50 students at West Hill Secondary School in Owen Sound walked out of class at 9:45 AM on Monday.
The same action took place at Goderich Collegiate where 200 students walked out of class.
The students say they stand behind their teachers in the wake of legislation that imposes a new contract on the province's teachers.
The two year contract freezes teachers' wages, bans strikes and lockouts and prevents them from banking sick days.
But the students say they don't support teachers who stop coaching sports teams or withhold involvement in after school activities.
West Hill student Shae Angus says the teachers shouldn't be punishing students when their anger is with the provincial government.
Goderich Rally organizer Carson Lamb says while the bill targets teachers -- students are the ones who have the most to lose.
A number of teachers are being asked by their unions to withhold involvement in after-school club and sports activities.
The high school students are also threatening to stage more protests as they worried events like Prom may be cancelled because of the teachers job action.
Lamb tells us the Goderich rally was fuelled by social media with over 400 students signing onto a Facebook page dedicated to the activity.
Students at FE Madill in Wingham and Central Huron Secondary School in Clinton also walked out of class on Monday morning.
Public high school teachers in Grey Bruce will hold a strike vote on Thursday.
More than one thousand elementary teachers in Grey Bruce voted 97 per cent in favour of strike action last week -- even though Bill 115 bans a strike.
Elementary teachers are also being asked by their union to withhold extra-curricular activities on Mondays as a protest of the provincial bill that passed last week.
The teachers union is calling the move, McGuinty Mondays, in protest of the Premier, who brought in the bill in an effort to control the provincial deficit.
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