Nova Scotia

NSCAD avoids strike

A strike has been averted at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax.

A strike has been averted at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax.

Union president Alvin Comiter said faculty and university administration reached a tentative agreement on a new contract on Thursday.

He said the union executive will meet early next week to set a date for a ratification vote.

Comiter would not reveal any details of the tentative agreement.

The main issue for the professors and librarians has been staffing levels.

The school in downtown Halifax has been deemed one of six universities "at risk" because of its looming financial woes. It's facing a $1.3-million deficit for the 2012-2013 year, down $1.1 million over last year.

now