During the library sector council meeting on Sunday, “Staff-less” libraries, de-professionalization, the use of public space, and the high rate of precarious work were some of the emerging issues discussed.

Delegates also received an important update on the first phase of the CUPE National Library Workers’ Survey on Precarious Employment. This follows a 2014 survey that found CUPE’s library sector has the highest levels of precarity of all the union’s sectors.

These important findings can now be used to help library locals inform future bargaining, communications and campaign strategies for the sector.