Voting begins today and runs through Thursday for faculty members at Ontario’s 24 public colleges. There are two options: Faculty can accept the latest contract offer or reject it and continue on with the strike that’s now into its fifth week. Approximately 12,000 college professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians have been off the job since October 15th, leaving about half a million students out of class. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) — which represents the striking faculty — says the offer contains serious concessions that were not agreed to. The council representing the colleges says if the contract offer is accepted, students could be back in the classroom as early as next Tuesday.
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