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October 20, 2017 6:00 AM

Services available during faculty strike

UPDATE - October 20, 2017

OPSEU CAAT Academic, the union representing faculty at Ontario's 24 public colleges, has rejected the colleges' final offer of settlement. Faculty at Ontario's 24 public colleges are now on strike. 

Conestoga’s main concern and top priority continues to be the education of our students. 

As the result of the strike:

All classes are suspended. Conestoga faculty continue to have access to all systems including email and eConestoga, but may choose not to communicate with students until the strike is resolved. The college does not require faculty to perform work during the strike. 

Exams, tests and assignments will be postponed until after the strike has been resolved. You will continue to have access to course materials through eConestoga and may choose to take advantage of college resources and services to continue your studies independently and prepare for the resumption of classes.

Scheduled co-op and field placements and related activities will continue unless you are otherwise notified by your Program Team. 

Apprentice block and day release schooling is suspended. Visit the Apprentices' web page for more information.

Continuing education classes will resume beginning Saturday, October 21. 

Campuses remain open, and students will have access to college facilities and services during normal hours of operation. 

Some off-campus partner locations will also remain open with specific services and supports provided.  Please visit your location for more information or contact the Program Team.

What services are available during the strike?

All college facilities will remain open and most services remain available, including:

  • Athletics and Recreational Programming
  • Bookstore
  • Child Care Centres
  • Computer Labs
  • Conestoga Career Centres
  • Co-Curricular Programming
  • Co-op, Career & Practicum Services
  • Food Services
  • Health Sciences Labs - Cowan Health Sciences Centre 
  • International Student Support Services
  • Library Services
  • Registrar's Office and Student Financial Services
  • Student Engagement Programming and Services
  • Student Success Services
  • Testing and Assessment Services
  • Varsity Sports

Services will remain available during Student Success Week, October 23 - 27. 

What services and activities will not be available?

  • The Venue, the Pita Pit and the CSI Service Hub will be closed for the week of October 23 - 27.
  • The CSI Shuttle will not be running.
  • Bloom, the student-run restaurant, will be closed for the duration of the strike.

Where can I get more information?

Check the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca regularly for information, updates and possible changes to operating hours or services. 

Updates regarding the labour disruption will be provided as information becomes available.

For additional information and updates, visit the College Employer Council's website at https://thecouncil.on.ca/

 

 

 

 

 

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