A renewed collective agreement between Carleton University and the Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA) was signed by both parties on February 7, 2019. Representatives of the Faculty Association and Carleton last met earlier this week and have four more meetings at the bargaining table from May 26 to 29, with the assistance of a mutually agreed arbitrator. Reid said Carleton withdrew its initial request for conciliation following the transition to mediation. A Carleton University faculty association says its members voted 73 per cent in favour of a strike – the latest development in a tense negotiation process underway with the school administration. The Parties recognise that the aim of the University is to achieve the highest possible standards of academic excellence in the monitoring and dissemination of knowledge, which must be achieved primarily through teaching, science/research and works of general interest. The Parties agree to cooperate in the promotion and enhancement of the University and to promote a climate of freedom, responsibility and mutual respect in the pursuit of these objectives. The objective of this Convention is to promote and maintain the existing harmonious relations within the university community and to identify a common means of resolving disputes that may arise from time to time between the employer and the workers within the bargaining unit. The general objective of this agreement is to establish an orderly collective bargaining relationship between the employer and the workers represented by the union, to ensure the peaceful settlement of disputes and to define agreements on rates of pay and other working conditions. Carleton was already facing a months-long strike earlier this year, after another round of negotiations took a worse turn. CUPE Local 2424 and the University reached a preliminary agreement to end the strike on April 2. The association`s last collective agreement with Carleton expired more than a year ago. The two sides began negotiations for a new treaty in August and have had more than 25 negotiating meetings since then.
Along this path, disputes have erupted over issues such as wages, pay equity, pensions and benefits, including supplementary coverage during parental leave. The general objective of this agreement is to establish an orderly collective bargaining relationship between Carleton University (hereinafter referred to as the employer) and its workers represented by the Public Utilities Alliance of Canada (hereinafter referred to as the Union) under this agreement, to promote operational efficiency, and to establish dispute resolution and resolution mechanisms. and to establish an agreement on the admission standards for postdocs whose jobs fall within the scope of this bargaining unit. . . .