The union that represents support staff at Dalhousie University says its workers could walk off the job on Thursday.
Joan Jessome, president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, says that negotiators will be in talks with the Halifax university on Tuesday.
She says the university and the workers are currently far apart on the issue of wage increases, and she says if there's no improvement the workers would vote on the university's final offer.
She says if workers reject that offer they'll go on strike early Thursday morning.
The 800 staff do jobs ranging from administration to maintenance of the university's computers, and play a key role in the registration of new and returning students.
A spokesman for the university was unavailable for comment.