Saturday, October 20, 2007

Vancouver Public Library: hanging tough

I'd like to give a shout out of solidarity to the staff of the Vancouver Public Library. They were recently on strike for nearly three months. The points that they were attempting to achieve were:

  • Pay equity
  • Improvements for part-time and auxiliary workers
  • Improved language for job security
  • Improvements for health benefit
I know that they were not able to win on all points, but it was encouraging to see them stick together through a tough time and support each other. I'm interested in finding out how they did in the end. CUPE391 will be back to work Monday and the library will reopen Wednesday. Does anyone have an update about the new contract?

1 comment:

Renegade Eye said...

Good luck in struggle.