NS: Dalhousie support staff ready to strike on Thursday

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By The Canadian Press

Joan Jessome, president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, says the university and the union remain far apart on wages.

Dalhousie University. - Ryan Taplin/Metro Halifax file

[HALIFAX, NS] — The union that represents support staff at Dalhousie University says its workers could walk off the job on Thursday.

Joan Jessome, president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, says negotiations with the Halifax university will resume on Tuesday.

She says the university and the union are far apart on wages and if there's no improvement workers will vote on the university's final offer.

She says if workers reject that offer they will go on strike on Thursday.

The 800 workers represented by the union range from administrators to people who do maintenance on the university's computers.

University spokesman Charles Crosby says the school is optimistic a strike can be avoided but if there is a work stoppage, classes will continue and there will be no impact on final exams.

Organizations: Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Government, General Employees Union Halifax university

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