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CAUT Bulletin Archives

May 2009

Academic Staff at Carleton Ratify One-Year Contract

Professors, professional librarians and instructors at Carleton University have voted to ac­cept a tentative agreement reached with the employer April 17.

The deal was reached before the collective agreement expired and is effective May 1, 2009 to April 30, 2010.

“We are pleased that the settlement will see salary increases applied in a timely fashion for the
first time in many years,” said Brett Ste­vens, chief negotiator for the Carleton University Academic Staff Association. “This demonstrates a welcome move toward more collegial negotiations.”

The one-year agreement provides for an equity adjustment of $400 to base salaries plus an additive increase of 1.5 per cent and a market sector adjustment of 0.74 per cent.

CUASA also negotiated a significant benefit improvement for vision care, increases in stipends for summer school and retired member teaching, a lengthier phased retirement option and the right to purchase additional release time for union representatives. In addition, both sides agreed to forming a committee to examine the tenure and promotion processes in the collective agreement.