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Striking Ontario college faculty to hold mass picket at Humber College

Last Updated Nov 8, 2017 at 7:24 am EST

Striking college faculty hold a mass picket outside Humber College, Nov. 8, 2017. 680 NEWS/Carl Hantske

Striking college faculty will be holding a mass picket at Humber College on Wednesday morning.

This comes as the union representing striking Ontario college faculty called Tuesday for its members to reject their employers’ latest contract offer.

Talks between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), which represents the striking workers, and the College Employer Council, which represents the province’s 24 colleges, broke down Monday, with the council asking the Ontario Labour Relations Board to schedule a vote on its offer.

OPSEU is calling on the College Employer Council to return to the bargaining table to negotiate a fair agreement.

More than 12,000 workers have been off the job since Oct. 16.

The strike has impacted half a million students across the province.

The picket is scheduled to start at 6:15 a.m. and last until 10 a.m. outside Humber College’s North Campus.

With files from The Canadian Press