The two sides in the faculty strike at Nova Scotia’s St. Francis Xavier University have agreed to meet.

The university issued a statement saying president Sean Riley has agreed to meet with union representatives on Wednesday.

Officials say it’s in response to a request to resolve the current impasse between the university and its association of
university teachers.

Union president Peter McInnis submitted a letter to Riley asking him to call his negotiating team together.

The letter states the issues that divide the two sides could be resolved quickly at the table.

The move follows a call by the students union that the sides submit to open arbitration to help end the strike which is into its
third week.