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OTTAWA Judy Darcy, national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will attend a rally in support of Teaching and Research Assistants to be held on Monday, January 22, 2001 at 12:00 noon, in Porter Hall, on the campus of Carleton University. The T.A.s and R.A.s, members of CUPE Local 4600, begin a three-day strike vote on Monday, with a possible strike deadline of January 31st if a settlement cannot be reached.

The rally will also feature speakers from the union Local, the Carleton Undergraduate Student Association, the Graduate Student Association, CUPE 910 representing Carleton grounds and maintenance workers, the Carleton University Academic Staff Association, the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Canadian Labour Congress. Following the rally, students will march to the universitys administration building, Robertson Hall.

Talks between the union and university management broke off on November 29th, when the university refused to address the issues of indexing wages to tuition fee increases, class sizes, post-residency fees and insurance fees for international students. These are all issues crucial to the well being of a quality, affordable, public post-secondary education institution.

  • Who? Judy Darcy, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) to address rally at Carleton University on Monday.

  • What? Rally at Carleton University in support of Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants

  • When? Monday, January 22nd, at 12:00 noon.

  • Where? Porter Hall, Carleton University Campus


For more information and interviews, please contact:
Aalya Ahmad, CUPE 4600 President,
(613) 795-6378
Finn Makela, CUPE 4600 V.P. External,
(613) 795-6359
Robert Lamoureux, CUPE Communications,
(416) 292-3999

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