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Gibsons, B.C.: Library workers at the Gibsons Public Library voted unanimously to support job action to achieve wage parity with other B.C. libraries. The nine-member CUPE local held the strike vote on Monday afternoon.

We have been at the bargaining table for four months, but we are no closer to securing a fair wage settlement, says union spokesperson Laura Houle. Members are feeling discouraged and frustrated, especially since we are not asking for special treatment, just equal treatment with other unionized library workers.

Ms. Houle says that the library board must recognize its employees perform valuable work and agree to bring their wages and working conditions in line with other library workers in the province.

The CUPE library workers have requested mediation to help break the impasse at the bargaining table. We are not looking for a strike, we are looking for a fair agreement, she says. It is our hope a mediator will help us achieve one.

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For more information call Laura Houle at 604-886-0415.