CUPE 4600 negotiates with Carleton for new collective agreement

CUPE 4600, the union representing teaching assistants (TAs) and contract instructors at Carleton, has been bargaining with Carleton administration for a new collective pay agreement. The union’s current agreement ended on Aug. 31, before the fall semester started, though negotiations began before then, said CUPE 4600 president Kevin Partridge. According to Partridge, higher pay and better working conditions for TAs and contract instructors would greatly benefit the wider Carleton community. A union survey showed that 67 per cent of members see increasing salary as a key bargaining issue. The union represents 1,800 TAs and 800 contract instructors, according to a statement from Carleton’s human resources department. “The university is looking forward to productive discussions with the representatives of teaching assistants […]

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