STUDENT LEADERS PETITION GOVERNMENT TO RE-START COLLEGE NEGOTIATIONS

Oct 20, 2017

By Michael Kramer

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A group of student leaders is asking the provincial government to try to get negotiations going again – in the faculty strike at Ontario’s 24 colleges.

Student association presidents at eight colleges have sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne and a number of M-P-P’s calling on them to urge college administrators and the union representing striking faculty – to return to the bargaining table.

They’ve also requested a meeting with Wynne, Advanced Education Minister Deb Matthews and the union and college representatives for next Thursday.

More than 12-thousand professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians went on strike late last Sunday – and the student leaders say they’re concerned that the longer the strike goes on – the more it will hurt the quality of education.

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