Faculty at 24 ON colleges now on strike

October 17, 2017

Faculty at 24 Ontario colleges have gone on strike as of this past weekend. The Ontario Public Services Employees Union says that the colleges and the union were unable to resolve their disagreements by a strike deadline of 12:01 am on Sunday. College faculty have called for improvements in job security and for faculty to have a stronger voice in academic decision making. “There was really nothing left that we could put forward, nothing more coming from the employer,” said Nicole Zwiers, a member of the union bargaining team. The College Employer Council, which represents that colleges, argued that the union’s demands would cost the college system an additional $250M per year. Globe and Mail