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Library Union Warns of Possible Work Stoppage On Sunday

CUPE Local 4948, the union that represents workers at Toronto Public Library, sent out a press release this afternoon warning the public that a work stoppage could close libraries citywide as early as Sunday. “The concessions faced by library workers in this round of negotiations are the most onerous in the history of the library,” Maureen O’Reilly, the union’s president, is quoted as saying in the release. The union’s main public bone of contention has been TPL’s increasing dependence on part-time workers, as opposed to full-time librarians. Though Sunday is the earliest day the union could legally strike (or be locked out), it’s also possible that Toronto’s libraries will stay open after that date, while the two sides continue to negotiate.

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  • http://twitter.com/grantpatten Grant Patten

    dislike.

  • Ohno

    Oh. No. Whatever. Shall. We. Do.

  • Anonymous

    A strike on Sunday would be BAD PR for the Union. Not quite the equivalent of the wildcat Monday morning TTC strike, but pretty close. If they do go out, they should do so on a Friday after a week of letting people know that this may happen.