Help workers at College of Ottawa set to strike Monday


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About 1,300 assist workers on the College of Ottawa had been set to strike Monday except a last-minute deal was reached.

A spokesperson for the college mentioned if there was a strike, programs wouldn’t be cancelled.

“Our intent is to take care of educational and analysis actions and our operations,” mentioned spokesperson Patrick Charette.

“That mentioned, college students can anticipate delays and potential interruption of service. however college students could expertise delays and interruption of companies.

“Our focus proper now’s to make all potential efforts to keep away from labour disruption earlier than the deadline tonight,” Charette mentioned Sunday night.

The president of the provincial union representing the employees mentioned he was “not with out hope” deal might be reached Sunday earlier than the midnight strike deadline however he was not optimistic.

Members are able to arrange picket strains Monday afternoon, mentioned Harvey Bischof, current of the Ontario Secondary College Academics’ Federation. Picketers will respect public-health pointers, together with limiting gatherings to 25 folks and bodily distancing, he mentioned.