Supplied by Sault College… (Sault Ste. Marie, ON October 16, 2017) – Unfortunately, the union representing our faculty and counsellors has elected to commence strike action against Ontario’s 24 public colleges. “OPSEU submitted a counter-offer Saturday that did far too little to close the gap between the Colleges and the union,” said Dr. Ron Common, Sault College President. There are three components at the heart of this labour dispute. 1. The union’s demands are unaffordable.