College students are relieved to know the strike is over

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2011 /CNW/ - Late last night the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the College Employers Council (the Council) reached a tentative agreement that will see the 8,000 support staff across Ontario colleges return to work. After 18 days, Ontario's college students will now have access to all services as of Tuesday, September 20.

"Students are relieved to know the strike is over, and applaud OPSEU and the Council for reaching an agreement," says Brian Costantini, President of the College Student Alliance (CSA). He adds, "Today is a win for everyone in the colleges."

The details of the agreement will not be released until after a ratification, which has yet to be scheduled.

"Students can now go back to school knowing that their college will be fully operational, and the services essential to them will be accessible," replies Costantini. "The college experience that so many have waited for is finally here."

The College Student Alliance is an advocacy organization, which has been proudly serving Ontario's college and college-university students since 1975. The CSA currently represents 15 colleges and 23 member councils with over 130,000 full-time student members throughout the province.

SOURCE College Student Alliance

For further information:

Brian Costantini
College Student Alliance
T: (905) 641-2252 ext. 4226

Jim Robeson
Director of Advocacy
College Student Alliance
T: 416-340-1212

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