Students at St. Lawrence College got an unexpected break Monday morning when a province-wide strike by teachers went into effect.
All full-time programs at St. Lawrence College are suspended, with the exception of some work/field placement Activities.
Campuses in Cornwall, Brockville and Kingston will remain open during the strike and all managers and support staff will be at work. Most services are operating as usual.
More than 12,000 Ontario public college faculty hit the picket lines after talks between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council failed to produce a tentative collective agreement.
The Ontario Ministry of Education has confirmed its intention to provide funding to build an addition at Roxmore Public School in Avonmore in order to accommodate additional students from North Stormont PS in Berwick.
At the same time, the province is financing the consolidation of Cornwall CVS and St. Lawrence SS into one secondary grades 7-12 school.