Carleton union, administration “far apart” as faculty anticipate lockout

May 8, 2018

The Carleton University Academic Staff Association is preparing for a lockout after the administration asked the province for a conciliator to assist with bargaining talks, CBC has learned. A CUASA statement called the university’s conciliation request a “procedural ambush.” “In some ways, it isn't altogether that surprising given that a few months ago the same individuals thought this was the way to go,” CUASA President Root Gorelick told CBC, in reference to the five-week CUPE strike that ended in April. Carleton’s Public Affairs Manager Beth Gorham said that the university does not plan to lock out the union. According to CBC, the union is expressly concerned about salary increases, pension language, instructor workload, and a gender pay gap. CBC