Ontario’s college faculty has rejected an offer that could have ended the almost five-week strike.
This means nearly 500,000 students will remain out of class come Monday morning. President of Northern College Fred Gibbons says it is disappointing for the students to be out of class, but plans are continuously being revised to continue education once the strike is over.
He adds that the school is aware of some of the financial troubles this is causing students, and work is being done to help that.
Talks have resumed between Ontario colleges and the union representing faculty. The two sides went back to the bargaining table after a meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne. The Ontario government is tabling back to work legislation to force college faculty back to class, but that process could take a few days.