Striking members will not be allowed access to research projects, facilities or funds provided from research accounts administered by the University.
AUT Members will be allowed access to certain University facilities, upon approval by the Academic Vice-President and Provost and the President of the StFXAUT, in order to prevent irreparable damage to ongoing research and/or materials for teaching such as damage to plant and animal life, loss of life, loss of live and/or decomposable materials, damage to equipment or supplies, or loss of non-repeatable research in progress. Facilities shall include but are not limited to the Animal Holding Facility, the Culture Collection, and the Liquid Nitrogen Facility.
Faculty or students who have been granted access for research must report to the relevant Dean to complete the appropriate forms, and to review project protocols and any health or safety issues prior to any lab or research facility access being granted.
Members on strike do NOT have liability coverage for any on-campus or off-campus research activities undertaken while on strike, unless those activities have been authorized by the University using the procedure outlined above.
Basic maintenance of research animals, plants, cultures, etc, will continue to be provided by non-striking employees. Striking faculty members may leave instructions for research account supported staff to continue research activities. A short meeting must be scheduled with the Dean to review project protocols and any health or safety issues prior to any lab or research facility access being granted.