CUPE 2424 holds information picket

CUPE 2424, Carleton’s union that represents around 850 administrative, technical, and library staff, held an information picket Tuesday morning in regards to ongoing negotiations with the university. Pickets were held at both the Colonel By and Bronson Avenue entrances. Carleton posted a press release to alert students and faculty about the picket line and traffic delays that would result. They also said negotiations with CUPE 2424 began in July and are still ongoing. “The parties have been bargaining in good faith and have made progress on many issues. Bargaining is scheduled to continue on Jan. 9, 2018, with the assistance of a provincially-appointed conciliator,” the press release said. In October, CUPE 2424 members voted 93 per cent in favour of […]

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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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CUPE 4600 holding strike vote as they continue bargaining with the university

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4600, is holding a strike vote from Jan. 24 to 26. The union, which represents contract instructors and teaching assistants (TAs) at Carleton, has been involved in collective bargaining with the university since the summer. “We aren’t at this point saying we’re going on strike; that’s a tool, that’s all it is,” Micheal Ostroff, a member of the bargaining committee, said in regards to the ongoing negotiations. After months of no progress, the union is hoping the strike vote will be the tool they need to turn the negotiations in their favour.   According to Gurdeep Singh Jagpal, the media spokesperson for TAs at Carleton, the vote is meant to show the […]

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