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Members of Local 336 at the Selkirk-St. Andrews Regional Library went on strike Wednesday, fighting for job security.

The library board has refused to renew a letter of understanding that protects permanent employees’ jobs and hours. At the same time, the board is saying it has no plans to cut anyone’s hours or lay anyone off. Naturally, the workers aren’t buying it.

“They’ve already cut back the hours of one of our longest-serving members by almost half,” says Local 336 president Pat Cordner. “We just don’t believe their claims and we’re going to fight for the protection this letter of understanding provides.”

All other issues were settled during negotiations.

For more information visit Local 336’s Web page.