Bargaining Update

The Negotiating Team met with the Employer and Conciliator on the first day of Conciliation on Tuesday for nearly 15 hours, ending at almost midnight. Day 2 of Conciliation continued Wednesday and following another full day and night of bargaining until almost 4 AM, we failed to reach a deal. The Employer has failed to move on major concessions against pensions and bargaining rights. CUPE 2424 and the Conciliator have proposed another date for Conciliation with our commitment not to file a No Board, the next step toward job action. We await the Employer’s response.

Strike Mandate Vote Results

2424 members voted overwhelmingly to support the Negotiating Team up to and including strike action during the two-hour strike mandate vote on Monday, October 16.

Over 63% of the membership came to cast their vote with 93% voting in favour. The message is clear. We will not stand for major concessions.

Strike Mandate Vote

We have scheduled a crucial strike mandate vote:

Monday, October 16

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

3rd Floor, Residence Commons

Carleton has proposed major concessions that pose a serious risk to our futures. A strike mandate does not mean a strike but it is a vote of confidence that authorizes your Negotiating Team to take job action, if absolutely necessary. As negotiations continue, a strong strike mandate vote empowers your Negotiating Team and tells our Employer that we are united in protecting our rights and futures.

We strongly encourage members to attend one of the remaining bargaining information sessions in advance of this important vote.

Friday, October 13:

12 p.m. – 3380 MacKenzie

1 p.m. – 4494 MacKenzie

Bargaining Info Sessions

Bargaining Information Sessions have been scheduled for the following dates and times:

  • 12-1 PM – Wednesday, October 4 (Dunton 2017)
  • 12-1 PM – Thursday, October 5 (Ottawa Room – 110 Library)
  • 4:30-5:30 PM – Thursday, October 5 (Paterson Hall 133)
  • 12- 1 PM – Tuesday, October 10 (Senate Board Room – Robertson Hall 608)
  • 12 – 1 PM – Friday, October 13 (Mackenzie 3380)

Topic will include:

  • Collective Bargaining process
  • Conciliation
  • Strike aversion
  • Membership involvement and engagement

We hope to see you at one of these very important sessions.

Bargaining Update

CUPE 2424 and the Employer exchanged monetary proposals at the bargaining table on Wednesday, September 13. Due to the complexity and seriousness of proposed monetary concessions raised by the Employer, the CUPE 2424 Negotiating Team has decided to file for Conciliation.

Conciliation is a process whereby the Ministry of Labour will assign a conciliator to help both parties further navigate the bargaining process towards an agreement. The CUPE 2424 Negotiating Team is committed to continuing negotiations in the meantime while awaiting dates for Conciliation.

CUPE 2424 will continue to keep you informed with any important updates.

Annual BBQ – 2017 ‘Better Together’ Edition

CUPE 2424’s annual BBQ is coming up on Wednesday, July 19 from 12pm to 1:30 in the QUAD (or 3rd-floor Tory lobby in the event of rain). Please RSVP at by noon on Wednesday, July 14 and include your preferred lunchtime.

Your attendance is even more important this year as bargaining is officially underway so come and show your support, mingle with friends, and enjoy a summer BBQ! After all, we are…



Better Together Bargaining Kick-Off

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
University Centre Galleria

We are ready to start another round of bargaining! Come out, mingle with your fellow members, and show your support for the bargaining effort and your negotiating team.


Solidarity is sweet! We are…”Better Together”.

Please RSVP to by noon on June 19th, 2017