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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 be joined by the faculty and academic staff union (CUASA), as well as student and labour supporters, for a solidarity rally on Thursday, October 19th, at 12:00 noon, in the foyer of the Tory building on campus.

The rally is a joint event between CUPE Local 4600 and CUASA, as both unions try to negotiate collective agreements with the university administration. CUPE’s last contract with the university expired on August 31, 2006, and so far, contract talks have failed to reach a settlement.

Who? Carleton University TAs and Contract Instructors (CUPE members), CUASA and supporters, including CUSA, GSA and CAUT

Guest speakers include Janice Folk-Dawson, chair of CUPE’s University Workers Coordinating Committee, and Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE)

What? Solidarity Rally

When? Thursday, October 19th, 2006 st 12:00 “noon”

Where? Foyer of the Tory Building, Carleton University, Ottawa.

For further information, please contact:

Jessica Squires
President, CUPE 4600.
(819) 328-5831

John Gillies
CUPE National Representative
(613) 761-2569

Robert Lamoureux
CUPE Communications
(416) 292-3999

Mark Langer
(613)520-2600, ext. 3793