The Ontario Public Service Employees Union says that more than 12,000 faculty at Ontario’s 24 public colleges are on strike after negotiations between their union and the group representing management failed Sunday evening affecting more than 500,000 students as classes got cancelled.
The head of the union bargaining team, J.P. Hornick, called the proposal which called for the number of full-time faculty to match the number of faculty members on contract, a fair path to a settlement acceptable to both sides.
While the strike continues, here’s how it’s affecting classes:
- George Brown College: full-time classes suspended but Continuing Education classes continue
- Humber and University of Guelph-Humber: full-time, continuing education, online and corporate training classes suspended
- Centennial College: cancelled full-time courses but the strike will not affect co-op placements
- Seneca College: full-time classes cancelled (attempt being made to keep part-time studies evening and weekends running)
- Sheridan College: all full and part-time classes cancelled
- Mohawk College: full-time programs and all apprenticeships on hold.
These college campuses remain open and several services are still being offered except the classes.