Carleton, TAs reach settlement on mistaken tuition rebate

July 11, 2012

It seems the dispute between Carleton University teaching assistants who erroneously received a tuition rebate and campus administration is over -- and affected TAs will not be getting to keep that rebate. CUPE 4600, which represents TAs at Carleton, sent students an e-mail this week notifying that they had reached a mediated settlement with university administration, one that "disappointingly" entrenched the university's right to claw back TA wages in order to recover the costs of the clerical error. While the TAs cannot keep their rebate, the union says it did get "some solid gains" in the settlement, including Carleton's guarantee to work with CUPE to create a protocol should some sort of overpayment happen again. OpenFile