OTTAWA, Sept. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - 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," said 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.
For further information:
For further information: Heather Finn, CUPE 4600 Co-president, (613)