OTTAWA, ON – In a fight to protect their pension rights, administrative, technical and library staff at Carleton University will begin job action on Monday at 6 a.m.

After negotiations with Carleton University broke off in the early hours of this morning, the union that represents the employees who “make Carleton work” expressed disappointment and frustration at the university’s continued attempts to strip pension language from its employees’ collective agreement.

Months ago, the members of CUPE 2424 identified the protection of their pension as a priority for this round of bargaining, voting 93 per cent in favour of job action. This solidarity and determination will be in evidence on Monday morning as workers set up two picket lines at Carleton’s campus, one on Bronson Avenue and another on Colonel By Drive.

“I’m proud to know these CUPE members; they are striking not just to defend their pensions, but to protect the pensions of every worker who comes after them, and even the pension rights of all Canadians,” said Jacynthe Barbeau, national representative with CUPE.


For more information, contact

Jerrett Clark, President, CUPE 2424, 613-323-2436

Jacynthe Barbeau, CUPE National Representative, 819-351-2704

Mary Unan, CUPE Communications, 647-390-9839