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Regina Public Library employees began a series of rotating strikes on April 2 in response to stalled contract talks.

The 180 library workers, members of CUPE Local 1594, want to negotiate a job evaluation plan to eliminate gender-based wage discrimination. They also want the same extended health benefit plan as library management, minimum hours of work for part-time employees, and protection against contracting out.

The local has been working to negotiate a new contract for over a year, but management has refused to address the major concerns of the workers.

Our members remain determined to have some of the gross inequities in our workplace addressed in this contract,” said Rosemary Oddie, acting president of the local.

The union membership voted 84 per cent in favour of taking job action.

Letters of support can be faxed to (306) 347-2380.