Bargaining between the University of Windsor and CUPE Local 1393 are to resume Friday at 10 am.

They'll be trying for a deal that's eluded them for weeks after talks broke down.

Dean Roy is president of the local.

"We need some movement on their side, as I think I've said before," he said. "We had some very good compromises on the table that the employer wasn't interested in."

Nearly 300 skilled trades and professional employees have been walking picket lines since Sept. 8.

University president Alan Wildeman said he's eager for an agreement.

"I've always assumed that we're going to be able to find a settlement, and certainly, we remain committed to trying to get our employees back to work, and trying to get the campus back to normal, at the same time, trying to achieve some collective bargaining agreements that address some issues that are extremely important."

Bumping and job evaluations are the key issues in dispute.

Last month, the university reached new contract agreements with several other groups of unionized workers.

This is day 27 of a strike by technical and professional employees.