Important Information on the Ongoing Ontario College Strike

College strike

At the request of the College Employer Council, the Ontario Labour Relations Board has ordered that striking faculty members from the province's 24 colleges vote on the council's latest offer starting today at 9 a.m. and ending Thursday at 10 a.m.

The colleges said the offer includes a 7.75 per cent salary increase over four years, improved benefits - including extended pregnancy and parental leave, and a $500 increase in coverage for paramedical services - and measures to address concerns regarding part-time faculty.

"The thing is, they're looking for answers and there's just so much uncertainty about the strike, and whether or not they will strike a deal", he said.

Deb Matthews, Ontario's Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, has committed to personally work with the colleges and their enrolled students to develop what she called the, "parameters of the fund".

"They can't even make money to save for the next semester", he said.

As for refunds, the college says it will take direction from the province once the strike is over.

The vote was scheduled after talks between OPSEU, the union representing striking faculty, and the College Employer Council broke down early last week. We want fair treatment for our contract faculty, including a fair wage and recognition for all of the work that they do - equal pay for equal work.

"I'm kind of disappointed because I didn't pay $14,000 to go on strike to learn nothing", said Ibarra. If they are concerned about students why would they walk away from the table Monday and ask for a forced offer vote?

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Colleges have been stressing that no student has ever lost a semester as the result of a faculty strike.

The strike began on October 15 and has left 500,000 full time and part time students out of class.

Ruiyu Wu, an worldwide student who's in her final year of machining at Conestoga, said she'd planned to take a trip to China see her family at Christmas - her first trip back home in three years.

At noon on Thursday, a student group calling themselves "Get your ass to class" is planning a rally at college campuses across the province.

"Nothing has been removed, nothing has been added that will negatively impact faculty - these are positive gains", she said. We continue to say, that depending on the program, many students are in jeopardy now. "All I can say is this isn't true".

The union is urging its members to reject the offer.

The union said the offer allows colleges to expand contract faculty without restriction, while avoiding paying equal pay for equal work, decreases full-time jobs, and does nothing to recognize the need for academic freedom for teachers.

"We advise students to refrain from booking travel during this period until we know more", Dinning noted.

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