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.

TA ADVANCE APPLICATION: You can find information about the TA advance here. Deadline to apply is Friday, September 15th at noon

Latest news

TA pay advance: deadline Sept 15th

Hello Teaching Assistants, As some of you may be aware, Carleton does not issue the first pay check to Teaching Assistants until the end of the first month of each term. Teaching Assistants holding a TA position of 130 hours can apply for the TA Advance, and receive short-term funding to help them bridge the gap

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Orientation Week 2023!

Hello CUPE 4600 members, both new and returning! Orientation week is coming up fast, and we’ve got some great activities coming up, which are open to new and returning members of both units. Everyone is welcome! Here are some of the events we have in the works. More details about all of these will be sent.

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Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting 2023 Our Annual General Meeting will take place on April 26th, at 6pm. The AGM is when we elect our new executive board and executive council.  All members in good standing will be able to vote for their new executives, and are welcome to run for board and council positions. A separate

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