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Ontario Colleges' Faculty Strike Update


Updated: October 20th at 12:45 PM

Latest updates:
  • An open letter to Premier Wynne, Minister Matthews & the Members of Provincial Parliament, drafted by FSU President Morganna Sampson and 7 other student association Presidents is available at FSU.ca/openletter
  • There will be a buffet in Oasis on Saturday, Oct. 21st and Sunday, Oct. 22nd (2 to 5 PM). See FSU services section below for details.
  • Acoustic Afternoons (Oct. 19th), Tony Lee hypnotist show, King of the Dot, the Children’s Halloween Party and Little Ray’s Reptiles have all been cancelled/or postponed.
The union representing full time and partial load faculty has confirmed that a work stoppage will begin on Monday, October 16, at 12:01 AM

All classes (in person or online) and related testing and exams are cancelled, including full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and continuing education classes for the duration of a strike.

WHAT COLLEGE SERVICES WILL REMAIN OPEN?
All student services on all Fanshawe campuses will remain open in a strike. The Fanshawe website (www.fanshawec.ca/strikehotline) will be updated frequently with a full list of services and supports that are available to students. This site also provides a series of College issued FAQ for students.

WHAT FSU SERVICES WILL REMAIN OPEN?
In the event of a strike, the Fanshawe Student Union office (SC-1000) will remain open for the duration of the strike. The status of other FSU services available to students will be updated regularly on the Fanshawe Student Union website.
Please visit this page often for the most up-to-date hours for the following FSU services:
  • The Out Back Shack - 11 AM to 7 PM (Weekdays)
  • The Gamesroom and The Biz Booth - Monday to Thursday 9 AM to 8 PM, Friday 9 AM to 7 PM
  • The Falcon’s Nest - Monday to Thursday 7:30 AM to 4 PM, Friday 7:30 AM to 3 PM
  • The Pharmacy - Monday to Thursday 9:00 AM to 5 PM, Friday 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Fringe Hair Salon - Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 5 PM
  • Oasis - closed (effective 7 PM on October 16th). However, Oasis will host an afternoon buffet on Saturday, Oct. 21st and Sunday, Oct. 22nd, 2 to 5 PM both days. $10, meal plan will be accepted. Takeout available. Includes salad, main, dessert and drink.
WILL THE FSU STILL HOST EVENTS
Yes, although some events will be cancelled or postponed. Visit this page often for up-to-date status of events.

The following events are still scheduled: The following events have been postponed: Acoustic Afternoons (Oct. 19th); Tony Lee hypnotist show; King of the Dot, the Children’s Halloween Party and Little Ray’s Reptiles have all been cancelled/or postponed.

The status of any events taking place after October 25th has not been determined.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I WANT TO COME TO CAMPUS DURING THE STRIKE?
Faculty members will likely hold signs and form a picket line at the entrances to the college. You can cross the picket line and access campus services. Faculty members on the picket line may ask you to wait a few minutes before crossing and entering campus, and may talk to you about the strike. Some other guidelines for crossing the picket line:
  • Consider public transportation, get dropped off, car pool or enter by foot;
  • Respect the picket line; slow down, be courteous and careful;
  • Do not attempt a forceful crossing, either personally or in your vehicle;
  • Expect large groups of people walking, carrying signs, handing out flyers, and speaking to you briefly;
  • Expect delays - allow for extra time;
  • Whether walking or driving, accept flyers or brochures and keep conversations pleasant and brief;
  • If driving, drive slowly. Stop when necessary. You will be allowed to cross.
WILL THE LONDON TRANSIT COMMISSION BUSES STILL ARRIVE ON CAMPUS IN LONDON?
London Transit Commission buses will continue to operate, however alternate bus stops will be put in place off campus so that the buses do not need to cross the picket lines. Visit ltconline.ca for details.

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?
Fanshawe Student Union logo www.fsu.ca