Assembled Library Workers from all over Ontario send a solidarity message to York University (Local 3903) and Carleton University (Local 2424) who are on strike against an unfair employer.
Bill 33 - The Time to Care Act includes a minimum of 4 hours care for our seniors living in long-term care homes.
People from all across Ontario attended a rally at Queen's Park on February 27 to demand that this Bill move forward. The Toronto Public Library Workers Union came out in force today to add our voices. If you have not done so already, please fill out the online letter that will automatically go to your local MPP demanding action.
Staff-less libraries are being piloted at the Toronto Public Library at Swansea and the Todmorden Room. This pilot is characterized as an expansion of service, as "extended hours." During these extended hours, the building will have zero staff. There will be "no impact on staffing levels" because they are simply not staffing these hours. If you need service, or run into trouble, you can access staff at another branch 'remotely.'
Staffless libraries were not a big hit in Ireland where it was understood that it's the first step to losing proper funding. Is this service?
Top left: Library worker with Desmond Cole; top right: Desmond Cole at Ontario Library Workers Conference; centre: Maureen O'Reilly and library workers at BLM's first Occupy; bottom right: young library workers with BLM's Sandy Hudson last year's Aboriginal and Workers of Colour Conference.
The Labour movement celebrates Black History Month and recognizes the need for an ongoing commitment to fight systemic racism and violence in the workplace.
Library Workers were honoured to host Desmond Cole as the keynote speaker at the Ontario Library Workers Conference last year (pictured wearing the official "Library Warrior" tee-shirt).
We urge Torontonians to support community organizations that fight against systemic racism and violence.
Visit blacklivesmatter.ca or follow Black Lives Matter Toronto on Twitter @BLM_TO.
Please explore the wonderful Black History Month events hosted by the Toronto Public Library.