BREAKING: CUPE 4600 ratifies tentative agreement

The Canadian Union for Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4600 has ratified both of its newest collective agreements with the university. 83.5 per cent of teaching assistants at Carleton voted in favour of their new agreement, while 90 per cent of contract instructors voted to ratify their agreement. The union had been involved in negotiations with the university since June 2016, and reached a tentative deal in the morning of March 6, after going on strike for an hour. The ratification vote was held from March 20-22. Both collective agreements are set to expire in August 2019.

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CUPE 4600 holds ratification vote on tentative agreement

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4600, which represents teaching assistants and contract instructors at Carleton, held a vote from March 20-22 to ratify the new collective agreement reached with the university earlier this month. The new agreement will provide contract instructors access to their Carleton email accounts for two years and library access for a year following their last contract placement. It will also mean higher wages for both contract instructors and teaching assistants (TAs), according to the CUPE 4600 website. Janne Cleveland, media relations officer for CUPE 4600, said although she could not speak to the details of the agreement, she is pleased with the results of the bargaining process. She said that she credits their […]

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Grads United run uncontested for GSA executive

Four out of five of this year’s candidates in the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) election are running for re-election, and all are uncontested. Eric Hitsman, Jenna Amirault, Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, Jay Ramasubramanyam, and Taylor Howarth make up this year’s single slate: Grads United.  Eric Hitsman, the current vice-president (operations) is running for president, while current president Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah is campaigning for Hitsman’s vice-president job. Hitsman said he wants to focus on keeping students involved, promote safe spaces for students and create opportunities for Indigenous representation. He added he also hopes to find solutions to the challenges brought by rising tuition fees, and to lobby for the establishment of a committee in Parliament to represent post-secondary students. David Thibodeau, the chief electoral […]

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RRRA’s promise to replace Mac Daddy’s “unlikely”

The Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) executive promised during their past two elections to replace the Mac Daddy’s in Oasis, but increased sales may make it less likely. Current RRRA President Hyder Naqvi said his team wanted to replace the Mac Daddy’s last year, and the promise was again part of his re-election campaign this year. “I would love to find a replacement for Mac Daddy’s, so right now we are in talks [with the university] regarding this change,” Naqvi said. Naqvi said RRRA is in the early stages of the process, and that he is meeting with the university on March 23, which “will determine how we are moving forward with this.” Aramark, a food services company, runs Carleton’s […]

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Kevin O’Leary bashes Trudeau in speech at Carleton

Kevin O’Leary, one of 14 candidates running for leadership of the Conservative party, spoke at Carleton on March 18. The event, held in the Kailash Mital theatre, was co-hosted by the Carleton Conservatives, together with the University of Ottawa Campus Conservatives. O’Leary spoke about Canada’s economy and how he would improve it, if elected prime minister. O’Leary said he was motivated to run for the leadership when he saw Canada’s economic growth slowing. He referred to his own success as an entrepreneur out of university, and said “Canada was on fire . . . Today, it’s dead.” He said he believes young people in Canada should have the same opportunities he had growing up, but said jobs are becoming harder […]

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