It’s back to the bargaining table for the Nova Scotia Community College and the union representing 930 of its faculty and professional support staff workers.

 

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union members could have headed for the picket lines instead, but a news release yesterday said they’ve accepted an offer to return to negotiations starting Friday.

 

“It’s the union’s expectation that going back to the table means the Minister of Education is prepared to provide the financial commitment necessary to reach a fair and equitable agreement with these employees – and avert a strike,” NSTU President Alexis Allen said in the release.

 

Talks between the two sides came to a halt in June and union members voted in favour of striking last week. Community college employees haven’t had a contract since last August.