New Fund Established For College Students Affected By Strike

Posted on Monday, November 13, 2017 12:28 PM

A fund is being created to help students facing financial hardships because of the prolonged college faculty strike.

Minister of Advanced Education Deb Matthews instructed all colleges Friday to establish a fund from the savings from such things as not having to pay staff.

Mathews says she intends to work with student representatives and the colleges on details such as how the funds would be administered.

The strike is entering it's 5th week, and a vote is taking place this week by faculty on the latest offer from the colleges.