Welcome to CUPE 4600

Who we are Local 4600 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 4600), represents all Teaching Assistants, internally-funded Research Assistants, and Contract Instructors at Carleton University. It is the largest union on campus, with nearly 3000 members. If you are a CUPE 4600 member and are looking for assistance, please contact us at info@cupe4600.ca. CUPE 4600 members are organized into two distinct units. Unit 1 includes Teaching Assistants and Internally-Funded Research Assistants, while Unit 2 includes all Contract Instructors. Both units have distinct Collective Agreements, which are bargained at the same time, by two separate bargaining teams.

CUPE 4600 is currently in bargaining

CUPE 4600 is currently engaged in bargaining with Carleton University. The Collective Agreements representing Contract Instructors, Teaching Assistants, and Research Assistants expired at the end of the summer, and we are negotiating a new agreement for members. Check out our bargaining page for updates about the current bargaining round

Latest news

Strike Vote 2023

Your local is organizing a strike vote, which will start on Friday, February 3rd. Please see below for more details, including how to help out, and where to vote

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A Fair Deal for CUPE 4600

CUPE 4600 is currently engaged in bargaining with Carleton University. The Collective Agreements representing Contract Instructors, Teaching Assistants, and Research Assistants expired at the end of the summer, and we are negotiating a new deal for members. We are asking CUPE 4600 members to sign on to this open letter, calling on Carleton to offer

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Academic Freedom and Anti-Oppression in the Classroom

Recent situations, including those at Penn State and Drexel University in the United States and at Dalhousie University in Canada, have forced Teaching Assistants, Faculty, and the unions that represent them to reflect carefully on the role of academic freedom in fostering or neutralizing the spread of hate.

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