New North Demands Government End SIAST Strike

Friday, April 16, 2004 at 13:54



Several northern mayors are voicing their dismay over the ongoing instructors strike at SIAST.


A full-scale walkout is into its 4th day, and the head of the technical college isn’t sure if they will be able to salvage the school year for students.


Northern leaders, like Ile-a-la-Crosse mayor Max Morin, are worried the work stoppage will interrupt the careers of northern students.


Buffalo Narrows mayor Bobby Woods says an extended academic year might result in financial hardships for students, and says it’s already become a big burden for many of them.


Cumberland House mayor Dale McAuley says the strike might hurt the efforts of northern leaders to persuade people in their communities to get an education.


The northern municipal lobby group New North is demanding that the provincial government intervene and settle the dispute, but McAuley says that doesn’t mean they want the province to use back-to-work legislation.