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Strike Odds 'n' Ends, Part III

Day Five of the faculty strike at Ontario’s two dozen colleges – St. Clair included, and Part III of “Strike Odds ‘n’ Ends”: • We’re still hearing some rumblings about students attempting to access the open facilities and services on campus – which…

Strike Odds 'n' Ends, Part II

Day Four of the faculty work-stoppage at Ontario’s two dozen colleges – St. Clair included, and today’s installment of “Strike Odds ‘n’ Ends” … • Since the outset of talks, one of the chief obstacles to a settlement of the contract dispute has been…

Strike Odds 'n' Ends

As the faculty strike at Ontario's two dozen colleges – St. Clair included – enters its third day, we thought we'd launch a daily offering of miscellaneous info and commentary. Here's the first installment: • We understand that some students –…

Talks Break Down, Strike Underway

“School is out” for over 10,000 St. Clairians, and approximately 500,000 of their fellow students across Ontario, due to a faculty strike which commenced on October 16. Talks to develop a new contract for 12,000 professors in Ontario broke down on…

How To Resolve The Faculty Contract Dispute

Analysis and Opinion For what it’s worth, here is “one man’s opinion” about how to resolve the contract dispute between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council (“the Council”), in order to avert the…

The Year Of Big Numbers

50. 10,000. 100,000. St. Clair achieved a number of “milestone numbers” this year, including marking its 50th anniversary, and recording an enrolment in excess of 10,000 full-time students. And, during its October 11th Convocation ceremonies, it…

Strike Info And Tips From The SRC

TO: All St. Clair Students FROM: Your Student Representative Council REGARDING: The Strike by College Faculty Regrettably, contract talks have broken down, and a strike by unionized college faculty at Ontario's two dozen colleges – including St.…

Strike By Faculty Members Appears Imminent As Talks Sour

OCTOBER 11TH UPDATE: This week’s resumption of talks aimed at averting a strike by faculty members at Ontario’s two dozen colleges did not go well, and a work-stoppage now appears imminent. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU,…

Time Capsule: Out With The Old, In With The New

AND SEE MORE PHOTOS OF THIS EVENT IN "PILES OF PIX" http://stclair-src.org/news/piles-of-pix/looking-back-1997-and-ahead-2042 One of the last major events of the college’s 50th anniversary year was a case of “out with the old, and in with the new…

Mid-October Faculty Strike Possibility Looms

Today, both the union representing faculty members at Ontario’s two dozen colleges and the collective management of those schools have launched the public relations battle leading up to a possible strike by instructors in mid-October. Again, the…