In an effort to end the ongoing strike by CUPE 1393 at the University of Windsor, the head of the Windsor and District Labour Council met privately with the university president Wednesday.

Dino Chiodo said he offered his help in ending the strike.


Dino Chiodo is president of the labour council and president of Unifor Local 444.

"I'm just here suggesting that we could play a role if either or any side is  interested in utilizing the Windsor and District Labour Council," Chiodo said. "From that perspective, we would be willing to help out wherever we can, and we know it's a challenge."

Almost 300 professional and technical employees have been on strike since Sunday.

There have been no talks between the two sides since then, and none are planned.

The university is also in negotiations with four other groups of workers.

Job security, bumping rights and pay equity are key issues in dispute.

"If there's anything that we can do from a labour council perspective, please use us, and if we can do anything with regards to mediation or get a point across, please reach out to us," Chiodo said. "We'll try to play the role that we can in order to make sure that both parties understand what the negative implications are and positive effects of making sure we get a collective agreement in place."

CBC News has emailed the university for comment.