CBU Faculty Talks Break Down
Contract talks between Cape Breton University and its faculty broke down yesterday, just hours after both sides resumed negotiations with the help of a provincial conciliator.
Faculty Association spokesperson Andrew Reynolds says a so-called layoff clause in the contract is the main sticking point in the dispute.
He adds the union executive plans to meet early next week to discuss its next move.
The Faculty Association has been in a legal strike position since last month and a strike or lockout could take place with 48 hours notice.
Last month, the CBU Board of Governors voted down a tentative contract union members voted 92 percent in favour of.
The Board also fired David Wheeler as President over his handling of contract talks.