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Twenty-four Ontario Colleges go on strike


Faculty at 24 Ontario Colleges have gone on strike, affecting more than 500 000 students.

The Ontario Public Services Employees Union says the two sides couldn’t resolve their differences ahead of the midnight Sunday strike deadline.

A member of the union bargaining team says the faculty regrets the effect on students, but adds that many understand the issues at play. The union is calling for more full-time jobs as well as longer contracts and more job security.

The college employer council, which bargains for the colleges,  says the union’s demands would add more than $250 million in annual costs.

There’s no indication yet when talks might resume.

 



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stan says:

“The faculty regrets…” I’m sure that reassures the students.

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