CUPE 4600 – the union representing Teaching Assistants and Contract Instructors at Carleton University – is frustrated that the university administration has failed to offer a fair and respectful deal to the support staff.
“The Members of CUPE 2424 are essential to the operations of the university,” states Heather Finn, co-president of CUPE 4600, “their hard work sees students from application and registration through to graduation.”
According to Jessica Squires, co-president CUPE 4600, “We are outraged that the university has put the support staff – and the entire Carleton community – into a strike situation at a time like this. At the beginning of the academic year the work of the support staff is most critical.”
CUPE 4600 has advised its members to respect the picket line by ensuring that they are not doing the work normally performed by the support staff, as well as minimizing the time they spend on campus until there is a settlement. TAs and contract instructors are also encouraged to show solidarity by participating in the CUPE 2424 picket line.
Co-President CUPE 4600