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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U of T Unit 1 CUPE members to vote on strike mandate

Following a five week long college faculty strike, thousands of students at 24 public colleges are now faced with having their semesters extended to make up the lost class time. Now, students of the University of Toronto (U of T) may be forced into a similar scenario. On Dec. 5, Unit 1 of CUPE 3902, consisting of teaching assistants, invigilators, graders, Chief Presiding Officers, met and took part in a strike mandate vote. According to the CUPE website, polls for the unit-wide strike will be open for voting to members on Dec. 6, 7, 8, 11, and 12. If the union votes in favour of the strike mandate, it will have the ability to go on strike if negotiations deteriorate. However, sessional […]

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Opinion: Strike issues were not resolved

The back-to-work legislation that forces college teachers back into the classroom might end the five-week long college strike, but it does not solve any of the issues the teachers were striking for in the first place. The issues teachers were striking for included better job security as part-time instructors, and for raises to match rising living costs. They also petitioned for more full-time positions for teachers, and more say in decision-making with the administration. Carleton University came close to striking in March 2017. Contract instructors and teaching assistants that were part of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4600 were looking to have their collective agreement renewed with better wages for the work they were doing. The picket […]

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Contract instructors, TAs vote to strike amid negotiations with Carleton

The results of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4600 strike vote are as follows: Unit 1 (Teaching Assistants): 84 per cent YES Unit 2 (Contract Instructors): 91 per cent YES CUPE 4600 is the union that represents teaching assistants and contract instructors at Carleton. It is currently engaged in contract negotiations with the university. Micheal Ostroff, a member of the bargaining team, said in a Jan. 26 article in The Charlatan that the results of the vote do not mean a strike will definitely happen, just that it is now a possibility in the negotiation process.

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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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