The Toronto Public Library Workers were out in full force for the annual Labour Day parade. As proud union members, we were happy to hear cheers from Torontonians as our contingent passed by. And we had small gifts to hand out to children along the way - a mini "All The Libraries" colouring book and mini-crayon pack by Toronto artist/writer/cartographer, Daniel Rotsztain. Look for more at Booth 435 at the Word on the Street festival on Sunday, September 25.
Happy Labour Day to all!
Watch for the Local 4948 ice cream truck at the following libraries today - buy a cone and support the United Way of Greater Toronto!
Thorncliffe 48 Thorncliffe Park Dr 11:00 am
Flemingdon Park 29 St. Dennis Dr 12:30 pm
Victoria Village 184 Sloane Ave 2:00 pm
Dawes Road 416 Dawes Rd 3:30 pm
Check for the Local 4948 ice cream truck at a location near you - buy a cone or slushie from library worker volunteers! All proceeds go to support the United Way!
Tomorrow: Wednesday, August 17
Ontario Libaries and the library workers are under attack. The Toronto Public Library Workers narrowly avoided a strike in May. Both the Mississauga Public Library Workers (CUPE Local 1989) and the Essex County Public Library Workers (CUPE Local 2974 - Library) were forced to take strike action strike against an unfair employer.
Concessions, cutbacks, and precarious work are challenges faced by these workers in a predominately-female workplace. Local 1989 was able to get the employer back to the table and negotiate a settlement.
However, the 58 members of the Essex County Library are still out on strike. The Toronto Public Library Workers urge all library workers and library supporters to support this brave band of library warriors in whatever way they can.
Click here for ways to support the 58 striking Essex County Library Workers get a fair deal:
Happy Pride Toronto! The Toronto Public Library Workers will be marching in today's Pride Parade. #pridenotprejudice #lovenothate #pride #solidarity #lovewins
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Pride!