STUDENTS at Capilano University will likely not be getting an extension on final exams and assignments due to strike action.
On Nov. 29, Capilano University staff belonging to the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union Local 378 (COPE 378) voted 94 per cent in favour of strike action.
Representatives from Capilano University and COPE 378 worked through the weekend and made progress toward an agreement.
"There will be no strike," said the university's communications and marketing manager David Demuynck.
Capilano University has avoided what would have been the latest in a slew of B.C. postsecondary job actions this fall.
"We haven't said that we absolutely wouldn't go on strike, but we're definitely hopeful that we can come to a final agreement on Wednesday," said COPE 378 spokeswoman Jarrah Hodge.
Both parties will return to the bargaining table on Wednesday to negotiate fair and reasonable wage increases that accommodate inflation, said Hodge. "At the end of the day they're going to have to meet half way," she said.
Film student Joel Eddington isn't counting on a strike for extra cram sessions. "I don't think it's going to happen. I'm just going to keep on studying," he said.
COPE 378 represents university employees in departments such as financial aid, payroll and marketing and communications.
If the 357 union members at Capilano University had gone on strike, it would have shut down the university during final exam period.
Faculty and staff resumed their strike at BCIT on Monday.