Monday Strike Looming Over College
A strike is looming over Algonquin College, that could cancel classes as of Monday.
OPSEU, the union representing faculty at Ontario's public colleges, has set a strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 16.
OPSEU represents 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians at 24 public colleges across Ontario.
In a statement, bargaining unit chair JP Hornick said Tuesday,
"Unfortunately our employer is not moving forward on the issues faculty care about most – even in the case of no-cost items like academic freedom or longer contracts for contract faculty."
The union says it wants faculty and students to have more of a voice in academic decisions.
The colleges bargaining team put forth what it calls a "final" offer, which includes a 7.75 percent wage increase over four years, with a full-time faculty maximum of more than $115,000 by late 2020.
The chair of the colleges bargaining team is calling on OPSEU to put the offer to a vote.
Whose idea was this? Imagine having to carry that to tables all night!
Last night at the Tony Awards, Robert de Niro had some harsh words for the American president and the crowd reacted with a standing ovation.
On Wednesday, the Capitals beat the Lightning to finally reach the Stanley Cup Finals but this funny thing happened. These two came out of the penalty box and got at each other right away!