Ontario’s striking college faculty have voted not to accept an offer that would have ended the nearly five-week job action.
OPSEU President of Local 420 at Loyalist College Eric Bauer says it came as no surprise the offer got rejected.
Only about 1,600 staff voted to get back to class.
Quinte News has reached out to Loyalist College for further comment, but for now, College President Dr. Anne Marie Vaughan has issued a statement to students on the college’s website.
Many students have backed up their teachers, but do admit they’re frustrated by the entire process and other students across the province and at Loyalist, have filed a class action lawsuit in an attempt to recoup tuition fees lost due to the lengthy strike.
In reacting to the result of the vote, Premier Kathleen Wynne has said she’s attempting to meet with both sides as quickly as possible, but there’s no word yet if back to work legislation will be put in place.