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OTTAWA The union representing over 650 administrative, technical and support staff at Carleton University achieved a tentative settlement with the University in contract negotiations yesterday, with the help of a mediator from the Ontario Ministry of Labour. A strike that was set to begin September 13th, has now been averted.

We will be recommending ratification of the agreement by the union membership, says Karen Martin, President of Local 2424 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). However, we believe Carleton University still has a long way to go to recognize staff for their contribution to the University.

The three-year tentative agreement includes improvements in wages and a number of other contract issues. Further details of the agreement will be available once members have had an opportunity to vote on it in ratification votes next week.


Karen Martin President, CUPE 2424 613-255-4135
Jean-Marc Bz0061ire CUPE National Representative 613-566-1596
Robert Lamoureux CUPE Communications 416-292-3999