It appears St. Francis Xavier University is one step closer to a strike. Yesterday negotiations broke down once again.
“We cannot accept the broad disparities the administration is trying to impose on us that would compromise the academic mission of this institution by undermining job security for academic staff," Peter McInnis, president of the St. FX Association of University Teachers, said in a release. "We are simply seeking a fair and equitable deal.”
They will be in a legal strike position on Saturday and are prepared to start picketing on Monday, he said.
University President Dr. Sean Riley last night issued a release on the matter as well.
"It is with regret that I inform the campus community that talks between the University and the AUT have broken off," he wrote. "While progress was made on many issues, the AUT Executive’s demands remained well beyond the University’s financial capability."