To All Members of the Carleton Community,

As we enter the eighth day of the strike by CUPE 2424, more people are asking the parties to get back to the bargaining table.  We all want resolution of this matter and look forward to the day when all of our 2424 colleagues will return to work.

The parties have spent 19 days at the bargaining table and held deep discussions on the issue that led to an impasse. As indicated earlier, the union advised when the strike began that it would be prepared to resume talks on the pre-condition that the employer change its position.

While both parties have expressed willingness to return to the bargaining table, we are too far apart at this time for talks to be productive. We will notify the university community as soon as the parties agree to resume talks based on a reasonable prospect of reaching a settlement.


Rob Thomas
Assistant Vice-President (Human Resources)