CUPE 4600 Unit 2 represents all Contract Instructors at Carleton University.
The Co-VPs for Unit 2 can be reached at email@example.com. The Co-Chief Stewards for Unit 2 can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Unit 2 Collective Agreement can be found here. Any other questions or requests for assistance should be sent to email@example.com
Increased Respect for Contract Instructors Caucus (Click here to see the slides from the October 19th Unit 2 caucus meeting)
The Emergency Fund is available to CUPE local 4600 Members who have experienced an unexpected hardship within the last three months resulting in financial emergency. This fund is available only to Members of the Local. In order to apply, you must be currently employed as a Contract Instructor with some exceptions:
– those on approved medical leave
– those without a contract during the summer months
– those who have held contract in the last 5 months
Health and Dental Benefits
CUPE 4600 has negotiated a comprehensive Health & Dental Benefits plan for all Contract Instructors at Carleton University. This plan includes vision care, travel insurance, extended health benefits, a drug plan, and other coverage.
During terms that you are teaching as a CI, you will receive an email from the plan provider, Canadian Benefits Consulting Group (CanBen). This email will provide details on the plan and instructions on how to access your benefits. It will also detail how to opt out of the benefits plan, if that is your preference.
If have not received an email from CanBen, please contact your union at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Benefit Plan FAQ
- CanBen Akira Info Sheet
- Benefit Plan Summary
- Group Benefits Enrollment Form
- Online Claims
- Income Replacement
- Secondary Insurance
Looking for easy access to counselling services without leaving your desk or your home?
Please see the attached, or your CUPE 4600-2 benefit website, for information on this new electronic counselling service being offered to all Health & Dental Plan Members.
You’ve worked a lifetime accumulating retirement funds.
As you begin planning for your retirement, how do you take best advantage of your income to minimize taxes?
How and when you access income can save you tens of thousands of tax dollars.
A discounted rate of $75 gives you unlimited access for a year to a program you can use to calculate scenarios based on your assets to maximum your income and minimize taxes.
See the attached or the CUPE 4600-2 website for more information.
Available to all CUPE 4600-2 Members, whether you have a contract or not.
Affordable coverage with premiums deducted from your bank account by semester.
Only $48 per semester for $100,000 of coverage.
Coverage is also available for $200,000 or $300,000, and Family coverage.
See the attached or your CUPE 4600-2 website for enrollment details.
Rates are increasing between 10% and 25% depending on your province of residence, your coverage level, and whether or not you have a contract.
The increase is slightly higher than standard annual inflation for health costs, due in part to the past experience, and partly due to the fixed employer contribution from the University, which has not increased since the inception of the plan in 2014.
Increasing the employer’s contribution in line with inflation, the growth of Local’s membership, and with other similar programs is a high priority for the Trustees in the upcoming bargaining.
For more details on the employer contribution level, please contact your Bargaining Committee.
If you wish to Opt Out of the Plan, please provide proof of alternate insurance coverage by the deadline indicated in the enrollment email you will receive from Canadian Benefits. Acceptable proof: copy of your alternate insurance ID card or other proof of coverage, such as an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from a paid claim. Confirmation of opt out will be sent at the end of the Enrollment period
Do you have more questions about your benefits?
you can contact CanBen directly by emailing email@example.com
The Tuition Waiver Program is for Contract Instructors who are members of CUPE 4600, (Unit 2). To apply, an eligible Contract Instructor makes a written application with the Tuition Waiver directly to Human Resources who will verify the Instructor’s eligibility and forward the application to the Business Office. The Tuition Waiver may be applied to courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level. You can download a copy of the waiver and get more information about eligibility here.
Library and Computing Services Access
All Contract Instructors may access Carleton’s library and computing services upon providing proof they have have been hired to teach a course or courses in the upcoming Academic Year.
Access to Athletic Facilities
Contract Instructors have free access to Carleton’s Athletic & Physical Recreation Centre during from the start of their appointment to the end of the academic year in which that appointment occurred.
Professional Development fund
For information about the Professional Development Fund, please click here