StFX offer to striking faculty will mean layoffs, president says

February 5, 2013

St. Francis Xavier University administration has warned of layoffs as it prepared to present a new contract to its striking faculty members yesterday. "The university has provided the union with the latest financial picture for the university, including the current and forecast deficits resulting from reduced government funding," said StFX president Sean Riley in a statement released Monday. "Funding the new collective agreement within the financial limitations faced by the university will be difficult." Riley said Association of University Teachers executive members are "aware that the financial limitations will result in restructuring and reduced employment." CBC