January 14, 2010
Dear fellow students,
I am taking this opportunity to address growing concerns that have developed over the past few months. You may have heard that a faculty strike is possible this semester. As a student myself, I share your concerns.
On Wednesday January 13th polling for the strike vote took place across the province. Of the ballots cast, Humber’s eligible faculty members voted 43.21% in favour of a strike. The provincial average was 57.03% in favour of a strike.
At this point, Humber faculty may still go on strike, and therefore not be in class to teach you, as long as management is provided five days notice. Should this happen, HSF will notify you via www.hsfweb.com, http://twitter.com/HumberLife, and www.facebook.com/humberlife. You may also visit www.collegestrike.ca, a site created by the College Student Alliance for additional information.
Students, the status of your school year is unclear. I encourage all students to let your voices be heard; talk to your professors or instructors about how this strike will affect you. I ask you to join me in urging both parties to return to the table in hopes of reaching a negotiated settlement with the best interests of students in mind.
Remember no matter what happens; know that the HSF will always be here for you. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by the HSF offices.
I wish you the best of luck with your studies.
Humber Students’ Federation