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Dear Student,

All members of the Carleton community received a message yesterday indicating that the university and CUPE 4600 unit 2 (representing Contract Instructors) have reached a tentative Collective Agreement. At this time, Carleton and CUPE 4600 unit 1 (representing Teaching Assistants, some Research Assistants and Service Assistants) have been unable to reach a tentative agreement and, as a result, unit 1 members are currently still on strike.

Although some tutorials led by Teaching Assistants may continue to be disrupted, all classes have resumed as per your regular schedule today, Thursday, April 6, 2023.

Course instructors will inform you if there will be any changes to course delivery or assessment as a result of the strike. Please regularly check official Carleton communication channels, such as your Carleton email account (CMAIL) and Brightspace, to ensure you are receiving the most up-to-date information from your instructors.

Please note that as of today, April 6, the Academic Accommodations During Labour Disputes Senate Policy [PDF, 165 KB] has been activated and academic accommodations beyond those described by your instructor, such as a revised grading policy, may be considered by Senate.

As indicated in previous messages, we do not anticipate having to extend the term (classes), graduation timeline or exam period. Please rest assured that the university has no intention of cancelling the term nor the current credits to be earned. Student grades and course progress are not at risk due to the strike.

The end of an academic term can be challenging in many ways, and this year has been particularly difficult with the added uncertainty of a strike. Please reach out if you need support. We have many resources in place that can support you through the end of term, from exam preparation to wellness.

We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. FAQs related to the strike can be found on the Carleton Bargaining website.


Suzanne Blanchard
Vice-President (Students and Enrolment)

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