Niagara College classes will be cancelled if strike goes ahead
Niagara College says if a strike by college faculty goes ahead, all academic programming will be suspended.
However, college facilities and services will remain open to students. Residences will also remain open for students living there.
On its website, Niagara College says it's hopeful talks between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which represents faculty at 24 Ontario colleges, and the College Employer Council continue, it appears a strike is likely Monday.
Earlier this week, OPSEU set a Monday, Oct. 16 deadline for strike action, saying the purpose was to get negotiations moving before it's too late.
OPSEU represents more 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians.
Niagara College said it recognizes it's a stressful time for students and it will do everything it can to ensure their academic program of study is completed.
Friday night, the IceDogs open their best of seven quarter-final series on home ice versus the Generals, some tickets are still available. The 'Dogs have also announced a bus trip to Oshawa for game three and four.
A very successful 2017-2018 IceDogs regular season came to an end Saturday afternoon with a 6-3 win over Mississauga. A sellout St Patty's Day Meridian Centre crowd watched Niagara record their 35th win of the season for a total of 80 points in the OHL's Eastern Conference as Johnny Corneil lead the way with a goal and two assists.
Kirill Maksimov enjoyed a four point night while Johnny Corneil and Ben Jones each scored a pair in the IceDogs 6-3 Friday night win in Erie. With the win, Niagara has now secured home ice advantage in their first round playoff series with Oshawa.