However, many staff members wish to make it clear to students that their strikes are not about money, they are about “them”. JP Hornick, Chair of the Union bargaining team, is among these staff members and supports the students’ petition.

“I applaud the students for what they are doing in terms of the petitions, the actions they are taking, and the shows of support they have already made to us on these issues,” Hornick said.

“My message to them is we understand. This is all about them actually. We are standing up for quality and fairness in the system to ensure that they have the best education we can give them.”