Ontario colleges reach out to union ahead of vote

With a supervised vote scheduled to begin on Tuesday,  the Ontario College Employer Council has reached out to the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.

The council has put its final offer on a website saying it will allow striking faculty members to see for themselves what's on the table.

The vote for faculty at Ontario's 24 colleges, including St. Clair College, begins on Tuesday and ends on Thursday.

The OPSEU members walked off the job October 16 to back contract demands which includes more academic freedom and a more balance ratio between full-time and part-time workers.

Talks broke down last week with the council asking the Ontario Labour Relations Board to schedule a vote on its final offer.

The union is recommending its members reject the offer.

The strike has affected 500,000 students across the province.