Sault Ste. Marie – Ontario PC Candidate Ross Romano was disappointed to hear that the conciliation meeting between the Algoma University Faculty Association (AUFA) and the University did not lead to a contract agreement.
“First and foremost we must make certain that the students’ school year is not in jeopardy and I know faculty and the university share that concern. I have already heard from many students and parents that are worried about possible interruptions to the semester,” said Romano.
AUFA sent notification to the Ontario Ministry of Labour that the conciliation did not lead to an agreement meaning their contract faculty could strike the first week of March.
“The Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Advanced Education need to be doing all they can to avoid a strike. If it wasn’t for years of Liberal scandal, waste, and mismanagement a deal could be struck in minutes. The Minister of Advanced Education and Deputy Premier road shotgun as the government wasted billions during the gas plants, eHealth, Ornge and smart meter scandals, but now her government seems to be saying there isn’t a deal to be made. That just isn’t right,” said Romano.