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By Stephanie Bomba

Ryerson may be forced to reschedule exams if TTC employees go on strike or are locked out at midnight Thursday.

As of early this week, the TTC and its three unions have been in negotiations, which are under media blackout, as the unions’ contract expired March 31. If no settlement has been reached by Friday, an employees’ strike or TTC lockout will be legal.

RyeSAC and Ryerson’s registrar have been working on a plan to help students who will have a hard time getting to Ryerson for the last week of classes and exams, said Erin George, v.p. education and president-elect.

This plan will potentially include finding rides for students and rescheduling exams if a strike or lockout happens.

TTC spokesperson Marilyn Bolton stresses the importance of commuters to have a contingency plan for transportation if the system is shut down.

“I’m either walking or taking a bike,” said Miguel Morales-Aste, a second-year administration and information management student.

“I’ll probably drive down here,” said Khai Woo, a first-ear mechanical engineering student.

There are other option. “I just won’t come,” said Miri Knoll, a third-year early childhood education student.

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