ON back-to-work legislation passes, ends college strike

November 20, 2017

Ontario’s college students are expected to return to class this week after the provincial government passed back-to-work legislation on Sunday. The Liberals introduced the six-page page bill Friday after college faculty rejected the College Employer Council's last offer by 86%. The bill was initially blocked by the NDP and all parties agreed to work through the weekend to finish the process. Last week, ON Minister of Advanced Education Deb Matthews said that the bargaining process that led to the strike “failed everybody,” and said that she plans to review the process in the wake of the strike. CBC |  CBC (Matthews)