Volume 27, No. 8 Editor: Mark Langer March, 1997.

                      96-7 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

Copies of the 1996-7 Collective Agreement are available from the Personnel

Office; call and specify whether a printed version or a disk copy is

required. The Collective Agreement can be accessed on the world wide web

at http://www.carleton.ca/cuasa/. The agreement, valid from May 1, 1996

to April 30, 1997, "continues in force including during any period of

negotiation, until a new Collective Agreement is ratified by both parties,

or until a strike or lock-out is declared" (Aricle 33.2).

                          ERGONOMIC FURNITURE 

                                                              by Pat Finn

The 1996-7 Collective Agreement provides a fund of $25,000 for the

purchase of ergonomic furniture for academic staff this contract year and

up to $25,000 in subsequent years (Article 22.6). The JCAA has set up a

committee to oversee this fund. CUASA members are Don Westwood and Pat

Finn with technical support provided by Brian Burns. The employer's

representatives are Beverly Plato and Nancy Adamson. First call on the

fund goes to those with health requirements, then the funds will be used

to provide suitable furniture for others. The committee decided to bring

in a selection of furniture on loan from various manufacturers. Those who

have sent their Dean and Beverly Plato a request, accompanied by a

suitable statement of medical necessity (MD, Chiropractor,

Physiotherapist, etc.), are being contacted and asked to test the loaned

furniture, make a choice and try it out in their office for a trial

period. This is to ensure that furniture appropriate to the problem is

provided rather than a something selected by others. If the trial is

successful, then a duplicate will be ordered. If it is not, then another

piece of furniture will be tried out. Since we are nearing the end of the

contract period, those with problems who have not yet done so should send

a request (with documentation) to Beverly Plato (Department of Unviersity

Safety) and other academics who wish to obtain such furniture should write

to request that they be put on the waiting list. Our goal is to upgrade

all workstations within five years.


Claims for Professional Expense Reimbursement (along with receipts or

records of purchase) must be turned in to the appropriate dean/university

librarian by NO LATER THAN APRIL 30, 1997. Since this is a one year

contract, it is not possible to carry over any part of this allowance

(Article 40.13).

                        YORK UNIVERSITY STRIKE

Up to date information on the strike at York is available via the Web. Go

to http://www.yorku.ca/org/yufa/

                        CAUT Conference May 2

In honour of the retirement of CAUT's Executive Director, Don Savage,

after more than a quarter of a century's service, CAUT is sponsoring a

conference entitled Academic Freedom, Politics and the Future of the

University May 2 in Ottawa.

Among the topics to be addressed are:

Papers and topics will be presented by internationally known speakers

including Michael Horn, York University & Mary Bergan, AAUP; among others.

Each session will be followed by a participatory seminar. A celebratory

dinner in honour of Don Savage at the Chateau Laurier follows.

For more information: Ms. Nancy Gordon/ CAUT 820-2270 email:


                            HOUSING NOTICES

CUASA provides a list of housing notices as a service to its members.

Notices must be submitted to the CUASA office in writing, either by mail,

by fax or by email. Housing notices will not be accepted over the phone.

CUASA cannot guarantee the placement of notices. Previous issues are

available on the web at the CUASA Web page under the heading CUASA


Summer Rental in the Laurentians on the edge of Mt. Tremblant Park.

Modern House, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, completely equipped, screened

porch. Ideal for children (playground and supervised beach 100 metres

from house); hiking, canoeing etc. Two weeks $600; three weeks $850; one

month $1050. Telephone 563-0350.

Charming house near Dow's Lake. Ten minute drive (20 minute bicycle ride)

to campus. Large, second story bedroom; 2 studies (both overlooking the

well-treed back yard); spare bedroom; separate dining room; kitchen nook;

and den. Fully furnished and includes laundry facilities. Quiet,

careful, tenant(s), who will take excellent care of the house desired.

Rent: $1100 per month (plus utilities). To arrange an appointment, email

schaller@ccs.carleton.ca or call 3751.

Overlooking Park/Canal: 72 Greenfield Ave, 5 minute walk to Ottawa

University. Share with one person. Bright modern, 4 bedroom townhome in

quiet area. Includes private third floor with 2 large rooms, skylight and

1 bedroom. $650/mo. (Including parking, utilities, etc.) Available April

1, 1997. 991-8203 (day) 230-6905 (eve).

Sabbatical leave - August 1997 - September 1998. Furnished two story,

2000 sq foot apartment in old home on a beautiful street in the Glebe, a

block from the Rideau Canal. Two bedrooms and two dens or three bedrooms

and a den. Two living rooms, two full bathrooms, two working fireplaces,

large kitchen, hardwood floors, bright and sunny, 18 X 24 foot cedar deck,

flower garden. All appliances. Parking $1400/month including heat.

236-8927. 520-2600 X2559.

Professional couple seeks furnished home rental starting summer 97 in

Manotick-Kars-Barrhaven area. U Ottawa prof references available.


For Rent: July 1 - Dec. 31, 1997. Furnished, 3 bedroom house, close to

Canal, midway between Carleton and University of Ottawa, finished basement

with full bath, beautiful garden, deck. $1300 per month. (613) 232-2262,

520-2600, local 7431.