Toronto Public Library Workers Union

CUPE Ontario's statement: "Every year, on April 28 – the Day of Mourning, we take time to remember workers who have been killed or injured on the job.

In ceremonies around the province, workers, friends, and family gather to pay tribute to those we have lost in work place accidents. Worker deaths are tragedies, not only for their families, but also for their colleagues, friends and communities. No one should ever die because of their job, yet in Ontario it is still far too common. Public service workers are also experiencing a rise in violence in the workplace that cannot be allowed to continue. By remembering those who have been killed or injured, we remember why we must continue to fight for the health and safety of workers.

We come together to mourn the dead and continue together to fight for the living. Our Injured Workers and Health and Safety committees are leading the fight against violence in our workplaces. Our union bargains for health and safety rules to prevent these tragedies. We stand up for our workers rights and provide the protection they need to feel secure in reporting incidents and workplace hazards.

Through political action we fight for better laws to protect workers and make sure that those laws are enforced.

This April 28 we ask all CUPE Ontario members to pause and remember our sisters and brothers who have lost their lives at work over the past year, and to continue our fight to make workplaces safe, to prevent injuries, and to make sure workplace fatalities become a thing of the past."

 

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RT @gotanthro: Got Anthropology stands with trans folks and will no longer be holding events at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto…
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RT @CUPE391: Why do you think that libraries are such great places? We love that library workers provide community gathering places for soc…
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RT @torontolabour: Our senior organizer @mohashim deputing on the #PovertyReduction strategy at Exec Committee today: https://t.co/XxzL1yg7
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RT @CUPEOntario: CUPE Ontario Executive Board Member Brittany Nisbett demanding better treatment for injured workers at Doug Ford’s constit…
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#LibraryWarriors outside #OMERS protesting backroom deals that could affect our pension! With labour @Local4948https://t.co/YNJV2IWMnl
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RT @CAPALacbes: CAPAL's board has published a statement on the Toronto Public Library’s October 29, 2019 Meghan Murphy event: https://t.co/
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RT @patersonmonday: hii it’s trans awareness week! reposting my comic about last months @torontolibrary protest in solidarity with trans wo…
Nov 14
RT @krisjoseph: Open letter from the York University Faculty Association's Librarians and Archivists to the Toronto Public Library #librari
Nov 12
RT @CUPEOntario: Some at OMERS are trying to rig the rules to weaken the voices of workers and get rid of benefits like guaranteed indexing…
Nov 11
RT @cartwrightTO: Today we remember courage + sacrifice. WW1 was supposed to be "the war to end all wars". Millions died on battlefields s…
Nov 09
Staffless Libraries: A Bad Idea. Reason #56 (Technical Difficulties @torontolibrary offers access and training to… https://t.co/dFVmaqwzGQ
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Urgent: to all CUPE workers who are part of the #OMERS pension plan. Read this important notice from @cupeontariohttps://t.co/5JxHC8QGMN
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Staffless Libraries: A Bad Idea. Reason #19 (Poor Security) Workers @torontolibrary consistently report not feelin… https://t.co/nSgyX7hClg
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RT @acmjis: Huge thanks as well to the many organizations that co-hosted & endorsed, incl @Local4948 @CJusticeTO @SURJto @MaggiesToront
Oct 31
RT @LibrarianshipCA: Hundreds protest Toronto library event featuring controversial speaker https://t.co/yfajY5xgXD
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RT @marchollin @Local4948 @TPLWU4948Pres @CUPEOntario @PrideToronto @4948Warriors Thanks for the buttons, friends!!!
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RT @dhunnasim: Going strong with #TakeBackTPL @acmjis has been leading a beautiful read-in of trans, non-binary, and two-spirit writers. A…
Oct 30
RT @joe_cressy: With you in spirit. If a broken policy is allowing discrimination to flourish, the policy must be changed. Our libraries sh…
Oct 30
RT @BillyRayB: On the same day she won one of the country’s top prizes in poetry @GwenBenaway is helping lead one of the most significant…
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Handing out buttons at Palmerston Library. Thank you to all #libraryworkers + allies who were able to attend to su… https://t.co/HtxLSjun0q
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RT @CPoTGDK: Libraries should be for everyone! Come show your support at Palmerston Library 6pm today Oct 29 #TakeBackTPL #ProtectTransKids
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RT @fondfaun: hey look, it’s @GwenBenaway getting things off to a brilliant, passionate start at the @PrideToronto pre-#TakeBackTPL rally!…
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RT @CUPEOntario: October 28, MPPs are back at Queen’s Park. The #powerofmany is telling them to end cuts to #publicservices #education, wo…
Oct 29
RT @fondfaun: omg CUPE @Local4948, the Toronto Public Library Workers Union, just endorsed our #TakeBackTPL protest!!!!!!!!! solidarity f…
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“Planned event reignites debate about libraries’ role as forum for free speech...” https://t.co/x60NVFmNQMhttps://t.co/ZTZ4xHzENC
Oct 25
RT @CUPE905: To conclude Ontario Public Library Week, we highlight one of our longest standing library warriors, Kathy Coates. Kathy explai…
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Staffless Libraries: A Bad Idea. Reason #5 (Theft @torontolibrary is the biggest and busiest urban public library… https://t.co/6DGH72umjt
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RT @PrideToronto: UPDATE: PRIDE TORONTO'S TRANS RALLY- TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019 BARBARA HALL PARK. The Trans Rally will start at Barbara H…
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RT @kristynwongtam: Thank you @GordPerks for your support of this motion to review the booking policies for city-owned facilities, includin…
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RT @GraphicMatt: Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam has a motion on next week’s Council agenda asking for a report on ways to strengthen the City’…
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RT @CPoTGDK: Our statement on @torontolibrary renting space to someone who promotes discrimination against trans people @JohnTory @vbowles
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At TPL Board meeting. Multiple deputations to packed room + overflow. Pride Toronto, the 519 + citizens express opp… https://t.co/iDHGCLqSqg
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RT @CUPE391Pres#CanadianLibraryWorkersDay Our members and #librarywarriors across the country love what they do, today and every day. Vis…
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RT @PrideToronto: Pride Toronto’s Board of Directors public statement on Toronto Public Library’s decision to allow Meghan Murphy’s event t…
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RT @JILLSLASTWORD: "As a proud member of Toronto’s queer community, I stand in solidarity with LGBTQ folks, as well as with local writers a…
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RT @kayee13: I've been thinking of all the wonderful librarians and staff at TPL since all this happened. My respect and S/O to them for th…
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RT @waharnum: This @Local4948 letter on the transphobic room booking situation at Toronto Public Library is excellent, proud of my old unio…
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Staffless Libraries: A Bad Idea. Reason 13 (Inappropriate Computer Use @torontolibrary provides free computer and… https://t.co/vVZtxdIa8B
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RT @torontolabour: Library warriors with @FredHahnCUPE at #occupyford today - calling on #Conservatives to enact the law + save lives! http…
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RT @fairwagesnow: And you can help! Call Doug Ford and ask him to sign Section 83(4) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act to prevent…
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RT @fairwagesnow: Shamefully @fordnation had the workers and constituents occupying his office arrested and taken out the back door. But t…
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RT @PFrache: Incredible support here in #EtobicokeNorth! Ontario wants @fordnation to enact the law! Sign section 83(4) Protect temp agency…
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RT @Lanampayne: Sending so much solidarity. Stay strong friends #canlab Justice for Fiera workers #onpoli #elxn43 https://t.co/vWhdZHJ0Ey
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RT @Pattycoates#occupyford continues inside his office as people rally outside. Let’s get section 83 (4) regulation signed and implement…
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RT @LiisaSko: Mourn the dead and fight like hell for the living - occupation at @fordnation office going strong, labour and community unite…
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RT @stephvanstralen: No more workplace deaths! Justice for temp workers #occupyford https://t.co/Cd3u67V9zU