Tyson Kelly's a business student at Confederation College in Kenora. He says he's doing his best to stay on track, during the second week of a strike.

"Right now, in class, I'm just catching up on my assignments," Kelly said yesterday.

"We still have our course syllabus. It's a guideline on what to do and what to work on next," he added.

As the strike by academic staff gets into its second week, talks between the two sides have yet to be scheduled. The union representing academic staff across the province are looking for more job protection, more full-time positions and they'd like more say in how the colleges are run. The colleges say the demands would cost too much, and their last offer to the union was reasonable.

Before the strike started, no college student had ever lost their year, due to a work stoppage. The union is setting up an information picket on Wednesday in southern Ontario, featuring the head of the Ontario Public Service Union.

For more information:

Confederation College - Strike update page

College Employe Council - Strike update

OPSEU - Final offer

Confederation College - Frequently asked questions

Picket Line Protocol

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