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The Ontario College Faculty strike - a student's perspective

Image:  Braden Alexander

Community college students in Ontario weren't even halfway through their first semester when they got the news that they were going to be taking a break from their studies.

Approximately 12,000 college faculty from 24 colleges across Ontario have been on strike since October 16, 2017.

Braden Alexander is a former rabble podcast intern and volunteer. After taking a four year degree at University of Lethbridge in Music, he enrolled at Fanshawe College in London to take further training in recording arts.

We asked him to put together this podcast to ask the questions he, as a student, wants to know about the strike, and to reflect on how the work stoppage is affecting him and other students. We connected by skype, and he gathered interviews and streeters from the picket line outside Fanshawe.

Interviews with :

1) Darryl Bedford - President - OPSEU Local 110, Fanshawe College Faculty Union.

2) three anonymous comments from faculty members from the windy picket line outside Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.

Thanks to Braden Alexander for putting this podcast together.   

 

Image: Braden Alexander

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