Ignite student life, the body that represents Humber and Guelph-Humber students, will be at a College Student Alliance rally on Wednesday at Queen’s Park in central Toronto.
The CSA, like Ignite, says it is remaining neutral in the case of the college union strike, but putting “students first”.
It it rallying in the hopes that the provincial government will force both the College Employer Council and the Ontario Public Sector Employees Union back to the bargaining table.
The organization, representing students across Ontario, understand both sides of the table but do not wish to “be used as bargaining chips for one side or another to parade an endorsement.”
The rally is taking place from 1 pm to 3 pm in front of the provincial parliament, according to its Facebook event page, using the hashtag “#StudentsFirst”.
Ignite will be representing GH and Humber students at the rally.
The event description says “a unified voice showing our strength will pressure both sides to make a deal immediately and demonstrate the seriousness of the situation for college students.”
The CSA is concerned that students may miss out on a semester, choosing Nov 1 as a strategic day in the third week of the strike.
“This is the optimal time to collectively voice our concerns to the government in the form of a rally,” reads the description.
The CSA is also working on arranging shuttle buses for college students that wish to attend from outside Toronto.
More details to follow. Image 1 from the Facebook event page.