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OTTAWA, Ont. – Teaching assistants (TAs) at Carleton University, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), have reached a tentative agreement with the administration, averting a strike if CUPE 4600 members ratify the deal.

“We were able to protect our members’ wages from rising tuition fees and we will be recommending this agreement for ratification,” said Jessica Squires, president of CUPE 4600, representing 1900 TAs and contract instructors at the university.

Details of the collective agreement will not be released until CUPE 4600 members have had an opportunity to review the details and vote on the proposed contract later this week.

 “We stand in solidarity with our faculty colleagues who still haven’t reached a settlement with the university,” said Squires, referring to a solidarity pact between students, CUPE 4600 and CUASA that was announced last week. “We encourage the administration to reach a fair settlement with the faculty so we can all concentrate on what we do best – providing the highest quality education to Carleton students.”


For further information, please contact:

Jessica Squires           
CUPE 4600 President   

John Gillies                           
CUPE National Representative   

Robert Lamoureux
CUPE Communications