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Colleges launch 'fact' site, accusing union of misrepresenting offer made to faculty

Ontario college strike enters fifth week
The Ontario college strike enters its fifth week today. (File)

As the Ontario college site enters its fifth week, the College Employer Council today launched what's being called a "fact" site to provide faculty with what it says is unfiltered information about the offer on the table.

Sonia Del Missier, head of the college bargaining unit and the current vice-president of Innovation, International and Pathways at Cambrian College, said was launched because faculty are only getting part of a story from their union regarding the offer.

"We are launching this site in response to the union's continued misrepresentation of the offer being voted on by faculty," Del Missier said. "These union tactics are not fair to our faculty or the 500,000 students who are depending on the outcome of the vote. Faculty want to review objective information and make their decision based on facts."

The site, Del Missier said, will provide the 12,000 striking faculty with what she called "straightforward information that tells them exactly what is in the offer," as well as the repercussions of either accepting or rejecting the offer.

Del Missier and Stephanie Ball, the vice chair of the college bargaining team, recorded a Q&A related to the offer and the strike, and released it this morning.

You can read it here or listen to it here.

If you're curious, you can read the colleges' offer to faculty here and the union's offer here.