October 21, 2018

Prolonged semesters raise concerns

BY REBECCA SOARES Christmas may not be ruined for college students but their school year definitely got more difficult. On Oct. 16, colleges across Ontario began a strike that lasted five weeks and because of it, the remaining semester, as well as the winter semester, got extended. While the strike didn’t impede Christmas plans for many students, it affected those with jobs. In October and November, students couldn’t sign up … Continued

Faculty strike looms

BY TAYLOR PACE A potential strike looms at Ontario’s 24 public colleges as faculty near the end of their contract. Professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians at colleges throughout the province, represented by the Ontario Public Services Employee Union (OPSEU), voted in favour of a strike mandate on Sept. 14. Conestoga College faculty members received an email from Lana-Lee Hardacre, president of OPSEU Local 237, stating that of the 782 eligible … Continued

Strike looms

BY MIKE TURCOTTE It’s not uncommon to hear in the news about teachers wanting to strike with demands like increased wages and less work. We immediately think of the big school strike that happened in 1997, where more than 125,000 public and Catholic school teachers were off the job for two weeks. It seems that another major strike may be on the horizon, this time at Ontario colleges. According to … Continued