USC & the strike
I'd like to congratulate the University Students' Council for taking the right stand on the potential faculty strike facing the university. As a fourth-year student looking forward to completing my undergraduate degree at Western, I'm sure I speak on behalf of many potential graduates who are somewhat concerned about the prospect of final exams and Convocation being delayed.
The last months of school are a half-crazed mania of assignments, presentations and exams, further complicated by the need to make plans for the future. A faculty strike regardless of which side is to "blame" will only add even more stress to the lives of all students. It is quite impossible to continue on to a graduate or professional school when your final marks have not been submitted by June or even later.
I hope that the conciliator will be able to bring both sides together to reach an equitable collective bargaining agreement, making this whole debate a moot point. However, if this is not the case, it's reassuring to know that the USC has decided to join with the only correct side in this situation that of the students.