All joint Sheridan programs with UTM, York, and Brock will not run during the break from October 23-27. Sheridan college moves forward with reading week despite the ongoing faculty strike.
“Even if a strike ends quickly, Sheridan will not cancel the fall reading week, nor call students back into the classroom during this time period,” stated the online Sheridan strike page.
Students who are enrolled in a continuing education course whose classes are not cancelled will still be expected to complete any scheduled exams and assignments during this time.
While negotiations with the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSE) and the College Employer Council are ongoing, no consensus has been announced.
Various labor unions have joined OPSE in solidarity during a rally at the Seneca college campus at York University on October 19th.
Students marched with faculty members from OPSE across the campus chanting for “equal work, equal pay”.
Members of OPSE were joined by members of the Canadian Federation of Students, CUPE Ontario, the Toronto & York Region Labour Council, and the Canadian Association of University Teachers were also present.