Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

October 25, 2010 15:46 ET

CUPE Locals to Present 1400 Signatures Requesting Carleton BOG Avoid a Strike

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2010) - Carleton University Office and Professional Staff, Teaching Assistants, Contract Instructors and Faculty will be attending the University's Board of Governors meeting today to pressure the University into reaching a fair settlement with its three largest Unions.

Representatives from the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 2424 (representing Office and Professional Staff), CUPE Local 4600 (representing Teaching Assistants and Contract Instructors) and the Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA) representing Faculty will be on hand to present over 1400 signed post cards from students and university community members asking Carleton to change their approach to bargaining.

This action by the Carleton Unions follows a "Cookies Day" event on October 21st, where representatives passed out cookies and collected signatures endorsing their "Recipe for Fair Bargaining". 

"We all hate the delays that the Employer imposes on the bargaining process", said James Meades, co-president of CUPE 4600. "The issues that are important to us don't seem to get addressed until the eleventh hour. We would really like that to end."

"We are asking the Board of Governors to give their negotiation team a mandate that will allow them to reach a fair collective agreement with its employees," added Wiz Long president of CUPE 2424. "There are so many issues that they have so far refused to discuss in any meaningful manner." 

The Board of Governors meeting begins at 4 p.m. in the Senate Chambers at Carleton University.

Contact Information

  • Local 2424 President
    Wiz Long
    CUPE National Representative
    Susan Arab
    613-237-0115 or 613-769-7553 (cell)
    Local 4600 Co-President
    James Meades
    CUPE Communications
    Christian Martel