SASKATOON: Saskatoon Public Library workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees will walk off the job today, the 14th day of a rotating strike that began six weeks ago.
The 260 library workers, who are predominantly women, began a series of rotating strikes on September 25 to press their demands for a pay equity plan in the current round of negotiations.
CUPE Local 2669 wants a commitment from the library board to implement a job evaluation and pay equity plan that would measure the value of library work and bring wages in line with male civic workers doing work of comparable value.
The last bargaining session between the union and the library board took place on October 29.
The library workers have been without a new agreement since March 31, 2001.
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For more information contact Gwen Thomson, CUPE Local 2669 President,or staff representative Andy Iwanchuk at 221-8420.