Striking faculty members have just rejected the final offer from the College Employer Council after a lengthy vote.
Talks between the colleges and the union broke down on November 4 prompting a request for the final offer vote.
The advanced education minister said both side were to blame for the process and the govenrment simply wanted everyone back in the classroom.
This result comes after two days of voting on the contract put forth by the Council.
Sheridan College students in Mississauga and Brampton will not be going back to class anytime soon after striking faculty rejected the latest offer from college administrators.
Ninety-five per cent of the 12,841 people on the voters' list voted.
OPSEU had called on its membership to reject the offer, stating that the offer did not appropriately address two of the major issues that membership were concerned about: academic freedom for faculty and "precarious work", meaning the increase in part-time, partial-load, contract faculty positions. "This strike has gone on for too long - and we still need to resolve it and get our students and faculty back in class", wrote Sonia Del Missier, Colleges bargaining team chair.Читайте также: Cornelia Sorabji Is Today's Google Doodle
The colleges continued to explore settlement options right up to the start of voting.
"Calling for this vote was a bully move by Council", he said. "They have to focus on students". "Council's bargaining team should either settle this strike immediately or resign and be replaced by competent negotiators".
".They [students] are anxious about how to pay for unexpected costs like additional rent or canceling long-standing travel plans to be home with family", said Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, in a statement.
Rick Webb, director of human resources and corporate communications at Sault College said the college is disappointed in the result and was hoping classes would resume.
The college has extended the fall semester until Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 or possibly Jan. 23, depending on when the strike ends.
Fourteen students have come forward as plaintiffs in the class action to demand refunds equivalent to lost class time or full tuition refunds for students who choose not to return.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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