The Faculty Association and Cape Breton University administration are due to meet with a mediator in a last ditch effort to avert a strike today.
Either side can give 48 hours notice of a walkout or lockout as of today.
The move followers a two-week cooling off period after a conciliator’s report was filed, earlier this month.
Professors voted 92% in favour of a strike last month to back demands for a lighter work load and parity with their counterparts at other universities.
Both sides have been saying all along that they’re hopeful a strike can be averted.