Union:A strike or lockout at Carleton University on Sept. 5 would suspend all office work at the university, technical support, libraries and other support functions, union leaders warned yesterday.


Claiming the university has failed to make a fair settlement offer during conciliation talks, Canadian Union of Public Employees national representative Susan Arab said yesterday it will take “a change of attitude from management” to prevent a strike.


The union wants a contract offer similar to what faculty negotiated. In addition to wages, outstanding issues include benefits, job postings and employment security.


CUPE Local 2424 represents 700 workers at Carleton, who’ve been without a contract since June 30.