Collective Agreements

Your collective agreement sets out your rights and responsibilities at work.  If you have any concerns about your treatment, please talk to your steward or a member of the executive.

Summary of Changes from Previous CAs

2022-2025 Pay Grids

Unit 1 - Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, and Service Assistants

September 1, 2022

September 1, 2023

September 1, 2024

Graduate 260 Hour Contract $11,393 $11,734 $12,085
Graduate 130 Hour Contract $5,696.50 $5,867 $6,042.50
Graduate 65 Hour Contract $2,848.30 $2,933.45 $3,021.20
Graduate Hourly Rate $43.82 $45.13 $46.48
Undergraduate Hourly Rate $25.62 $26.78 $28.00


Unit 2 - Contract Instructors

September 1, 2022

January 1, 2023

September 1, 2023

September 1, 2024

1.0 Credit $15,883 $16,280 $16,768 $17,271
0.5 Credit $7,942 $8,141 $8,385 $8,637
0.25 Credit $3,970.75 $4,070 $4,192 $4,317.75

Previous CAs


Our Bylaws set out the rules for how our Local democratically elects our representatives, and how it is run. The Bylaws are reviewed on an annual basis at the Constitution Committee and any proposed changes come before the Membership for approval.

The current Bylaws can be found here:

If you have any questions about the bylaws, would like to suggest changes or edits, or are interested in learning more, please contact us at



Unit 1 Benefits 

CUPE 4600’s Unit 1 represents over 2000 Teaching Assistants, Service Assistants, and unionized Research Assistants at Carleton University.

You can contact the Unit 1 VP by emailing

Unit 2 Benefits

CUPE 4600 Unit 2 represents nearly 1000 Contract Instructors at Carleton University.

You can contact the Unit 2 co-VPs at



Request for Support

Any group or organization seeking support from CUPE 4600, be that a financial contribution, endorsement, or other support, should use this form.

Please note that CUPE 4600:

a) makes donations to groups or organizations, and does not typically make donations to individuals;

b) prioritizes support for local and regional campaigns and events;

c) typically donates between $100 and $500, depending on the nature of the request;

d) is more easily able respond to requests for support when they are as specific as possible.

CUPE 4600 will respond to requests as quickly as possible. Depending on the request, particularly those involving financial support, a decision may not be possible until the next scheduled General Membership Meeting.

Please fill out the form here

If you have any questions about this form or require further information, email

If you are a CUPE 4600 member and are looking for support for a workplace related issue, please contact our Business Agent by emailing