The College Employer Council, under the public relations direction of David Scott, spun the story of going back to the bargaining table as though they were always there and the college union was not. 

CSA rally at Queen’s Park 

All Post coverage on the strike

Lead negotiator for the Ontario Public Sector Employees Union, JP Hornick, has made clear at several rallies and solidarity events that her team has been open to “fair negotiations” at the table since the strike started on Oct 16.

A press release crafted by Mr Scott says that the Council requested the “provincially appointed mediator to bring the colleges and OPSEU Academic back to the table to resume bargaining” for this Thursday.

As the two sides head back to dealmaking this week, faculty hope it is a genuine effort for a fair deal.

Humber College professor Tyler Shipley said Wednesday that “it remains to be seen whether this is an effort in good faith or just a ploy to appear better to the media.”

Many college students, however, made clear at Queen’s Park on Wednesday that they want the strike to end.

More details to follow. Image 1 of strikers at Centennial College from OPSEU. 


Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber and a senior correspondent for multiple independent publications including, but not limited to, The Anon Journal, Berning Media Network and the Ribbon. Find out more at

One comment

  1. Stop the politics!
    Stop the rhetoric!
    Stop the edicts from on high!
    Does anyone care that almost 500,000 students are missing class? Does anyone care that 12,000 faculty members counsellors and librarians are no longer in our Ontario colleges?
    Since July the College Employer Council has wavered little from their “final offer”. There has been unwillingness to listen or negotiate (negotiating means a little give and take on both sides to reach a mutually acceptable solution). There seems to be little concern for people and much concern for power and money.
    Faculty would like to feel respected and valued.
    Stop the politics!
    Stop the rhetoric!
    Stop the edicts from on high!
    Does anybody really care?


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