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Students seeking tuition rebate due to college strike

Last Updated Oct 17, 2017 at 5:49 am EST

Photo: Jeff Pickel - 570 NEWS.

An online student petition seeking a tuition rebate for Ontario college classes cancelled due to a faculty strike had nearly 59-thousand signatures by last night.

The petition on change-dot-org and a Twitter campaign with the hashtag “wepaytolearn” was created by Greg Kung, a paramedic student at Humber College, along with fellow student Amir Allana.

Kung says clinical placements that are part of their courses are on hold until the strike is resolved and he and others are worried about what a protracted dispute will do to those “hands-on” learning opportunities.

The petition calls for all students to be reimbursed a portion of their tuition for every day instructors are out on strike — 30-dollars per day for each full-time student and 20-dollars for each part-time student.

You can link to the petition here.