About 100 St. Francis Xavier University students marched on Wednesday to call upon professors and the administration to return to the bargaining table.

A strike by the academic staff is now in its third day.

The students marched from the Bloomfield Centre, around Morrison Hall and past Alumni Hall and back to the Bloomfield Centre in Antigonish.

Students Union President Nick Head-Petersen says students want union and university bargaining teams to start talking again and to reach a deal.

Many of the students carried placards, with messages such as “Back to the Table”, “Why am I not in Class?”, “Our Dollars,
Our Time” and “We’re Waiting.”

Head-Petersen says based on figures the students union has received, it appears about 30 per cent of the student body has left
the town to await the outcome of the strike.