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  • Event: Unique book launch and selected readings
  • Date: Tuesday, March 19, 12:00 noon
  • Place: In front of Central Library, 2311 12th Avenue
    Reception to follow inside at the RPL Film Theatre

Regina: The workers at the Regina Public Library are hosting a giant-sized book launch on Tuesday, March 19, over the noon hour. The unique launch, which features four-foot tall books worn by CUPE library workers, will be held outside the Central Library. A reception will follow inside at the RPL Film Theatre.

The books, hand–made by CUPE library workers, boast titles with a local twist to reflect the mood of membership, which is trying to achieve a fair agreement.

Les Miserables: The staff at RPL and Companys Coming: Hope they like macaroni are two of the titles included in the launch.

Last month, CUPE members at the library voted 84% in support of taking job action. Members are concerned about the Library Boards decision to send jobs and tax dollars out-of-province to Ontario. They also want a fair contract settlement that includes a plan to secure pay equity and health benefits.

The 180 CUPE members employed at the RPL hope conciliation talks, scheduled to begin March 20, will produce a breakthrough in contraction negotiations and avert the need for a strike.

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For more information call: Suzanne Posyniak,
President, CUPE Local 1594 (306) 789-6053