St. FX union president ‘optimistic’ about possible contract

Thursday, February 14, 2013, 11:59 AM ADT


An end to a three-week strike by St.FX faculty could be coming soon. A union executive meeting will take place Thursday to discuss the university’s offer. If the union finds the offer acceptable, its president says the executive could take the contract to their membership as early as Friday. The 400 members of the St. FX Association of University Teachers have been without a contract for eight months. The latest offer from the university includes a 1.5 per cent raise for the first year, two per cent for the second and two and a quarter per cent for the final year.