Members of the St. FX Association of University Teachers at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia have been on strike since Monday, January 28th. The union, which represents librarians, archivists, and other faculty, has been without a contract for the past eight months.
Among the union's concerns are the challenges facing instructors hired on contract. According to the union president, "Many of our members are on contract or limited term positions — more
than a third of our membership in fact — and they're quite worried about
their job security. So that's an issue for that vulnerable group, but
also they don't have any benefits at all, the part timers."