St. Clair College with decorative clock, Windsor main campus. Photo by Mark Brown/Blackburn News.

St. Clair Students Resume Class Tuesday

Tuesday is back-to-work day for students at St. Clair College.

As part of its semester completion plan following a province-wide college strike, the college cut short its usual holiday break for its Windsor and Chatham students, and is resuming fall classes.

St. Clair students usually break for three weeks during the holiday season, but in an effort to make up time lost during the five-week-long strike, the recess was cut to one week.

Including exam week, the fall semester is now ending on January 20, with the winter semester starting on Monday, January 22 and lasting 13 weeks.

St. Clair’s faculty joined those at all of Ontario’s colleges in walking off the job in October 2017 in a dispute over job security, wages and input into the curriculum. Classes resumed in mid-November after Ontario’s legislature passed back-to-work legislation. The dispute was finally resolved via binding arbitration just before Christmas.

Students were offered a no-questions-asked tuition refund and withdrawal due to the lost classroom time. Over 1,200 St. Clair students took the college up on that offer.