May 28, 2022

Report: “Toronto Library Workers Say They’re Heading For Strike”

From The Star:

More than 2,000 library workers will strike Monday, shutting Toronto’s 100 branches, unless the city gets serious about negotiating a new contract, their union says.

With a strike or lockout possible starting midnight Sunday, Maureen O’Reilly, president of CUPE Local 4948, told reporters Wednesday she is “extremely concerned about the state of negotiations.”


A spokeswoman for Vickery Bowles, Toronto’s chief librarian, said in an email Wednesday “we continue to bargain and are committed to reaching a negotiated settlement.

“We’re working to reach a deal that is fair to both parties and Toronto residents, and will work to the strike deadline and beyond if necessary to reach an agreement.

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See Also: From 2012:  Toronto Public Library Reopens After 10 Day Strike (March 30, 2012)

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