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To all members of the Carleton community,

The bargaining teams for Carleton and CUPE 4600 (unit 1 representing Teaching Assistants and unit 2 representing Contract Instructors) have been negotiating all weekend and are still at the table at this time. As previously communicated, the teams have reached agreements on a significant number of non-salary issues, and discussions are now primarily focused on salary.

While there is still time to reach finalized collective agreements before the strike deadline of tomorrow, March 27, 2023, this communication aims to provide key information required in the event of a strike.

In the event of a strike

  • Carleton will remain open.
  • All non-CUPE 4600 faculty and staff are required to work as usual.
  • Students are expected to attend classes if they are being held. Students can check the Course Status web page for course status. Information about labs, tutorials and discussion groups will be communicated by instructors.
  • Visit the bargaining FAQs for further information.

CUPE 4600 members have the right to strike and set up picket lines at campus entrances. Should a strike occur, picketers may want to engage with those travelling to and from campus and, as a result, there may be delays. Please plan accordingly.

All parties are encouraged to be patient and respectful.

Further updates will be provided in real time as the situation evolves.

For the latest information, updates and FAQs, visit

Jerry Tomberlin
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Lorraine Dyke
Vice-President (Finance and Administration)

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