OTTAWA, ON – Carleton staff will see their numbers on the picket line swell today as some 300 fellow members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will join the striking workers at 4 p.m.

These representatives from CUPE’s committees and national leadership are in Ottawa to attend a country-wide union meeting. They will join the picket line to demonstrate their support for Carleton’s administrative, technical, and library staff, on strike since yesterday to protect their pensions at the university and to safeguard the pensions of future Carleton workers.

WHO:                  CUPE members from across the country will join staff from Carleton University, along with other supporters and allies

WHAT:                 Canada-wide support from CUPE members for the protection for pensions

WHEN:                Tuesday, March 6, at 4 p.m.

WHERE:              Bronson Avenue entrance, Carleton University campus, Ottawa


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