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OTTAWA, Ont. – Teaching assistants (TAs) and contract lecturers at Carleton University, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will hold information pickets at the main Carleton campus entrances on Tuesday, September 19th, from 8:00 am to 9:30 am and from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Carleton management has refused to sit down with us for contract negotiations, and we are concerned they are setting the stage for a lockout,” said Jessica Squires, president of CUPE 4600, representing 1,700 TAs and contract lecturers at the university.

The university workers’ contract expired on August 31, 2006. “For over 100 days we’ve been trying to get this employer to the table, and they’ve yet to sit down with us,” said John Gillies, CUPE National Representative.

The information picket will highlight bargaining issues and inform students of a looming labour crisis at Carleton. Members of the Carleton community, including academic staff and faculty, who are also in conciliation with management, and students, will also be present to show their support.

  • Who?
    Carleton University TAs and Contract Instructors, and supporters

  • What?
    Information picket

  • When?
    Tuesday, September 19th
    8:00 am to 9:30 am and
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Where?
    Main entrances, Carleton University, Ottawa (Bronson/Colonel By)


For further information, please contact:
Jessica Squires
CUPE 4600 President

John Gillies
CUPE National Representative

Robert Lamoureux
CUPE Communications