College strike ends as back-to-work legislation passed today.

Ontario government passed back-to-work legislation  to end a five-week strike by Ontario college faculty, bringing a relief to the students.It passed in Queen’s Park Sunday afternoon 39-18.

Hundreds of thousands of college students are expected to be back in class this week.

The Liberals introduced the six-page page bill Friday after college faculty overwhelmingly rejected the college employer council’s last offer by 86 per cent.The bill was blocked by the NDP and all parties agreed to work through the weekend to finish the process.

The 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians have been on the picket line since Oct. 16.

The colleges have said they would need two days to restart classes, meaning students could be back on Tuesday.