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Ontario colleges remain on strike, after contract offer rejected

National Public Radio

Striking faculty at Ontario's 24 colleges have rejected on a proposed contract offer aimed at ending a month-old strike.

The College Employer Council had asked the Ontario Labour Relations Board to put the offer to 12,000 college professors, instructors, counselors and librarians, after it accused their union of misrepresenting the proposed deal.

But the Ontario Public Service Employees Union recommended it be rejected. Workers have been on strike since October 15.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said she would meet with college and union representatives to discuss how the situation can immediately be resolved. OP-SEU President Warren "Smokey" Thomas confirmed talks resumed Thursday afternoon at the request of Wynne, just hours after striking workers rejected the contract offer.

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