Brandon University professors, librarians and administrative staff have voted to go on strike.


Brandon University faculty and administrative staff were on strike for 17 days in the fall of 2008. (CBC)

The Brandon University Faculty Association (BUFA) says 71 per cent of members who cast ballots in a strike vote endorsed strike action.

"The clear message of this strong, positive mandate is that BUFA members are determined to achieve a fair and equitable settlement in this round of negotiations," association president Joe Dolecki stated in a release.

Talks between the association and the university's board of governors were scheduled to resume late Wednesday afternoon.

BUFA represents about 240 full-time, part-time and sessional professors, librarians, professional associates, instructional associates and administrative associates at the western Manitoba university.

Should BUFA members go on strike, it will be the second faculty strike at Brandon University in just over three years.

The most recent collective agreement, which was signed following a 17-day strike in the fall of 2008, expired on March 31.

About 90 per cent of members cast ballots in the latest strike vote, which was held over the last 10 days, according to the association.