KINGSTON – The province passed back-to-work legislation Sunday, bringing an official end to the month long strike by faculty at Ontario’s 24 colleges, including St. Lawrence.
The law passed by a vote of 39-18 with the NDP opposing the bill.
The province stepped in after faculty overwhelming rejected the so-called final contract offer from the College Employer Council after a forced vote by the Ministry of Labour.
The issues between faculty under OPSEU and the College Employer Council will now go through a mediation-arbitration process.
SLC President Glenn Vollebregt tweeted Sunday that faculty would be on the job on Monday and students would be returning to class on Tuesday.
— Glenn Vollebregt (@gvollebregt) November 19, 2017
As for how students will make up the lost time, that will be decided after faculty meet on Monday and “program and course-specific issues that must be addressed.”
More return to class information can be found here.
The five week strike is the longest college strike in Ontario history.