Library workers in Saskatoon are keeping up the pressure on management to make a real commitment to pay equity. Members of CUPE 2669 walked off the job November 11, the 14th day of rotating job action since September 25.
“Equal pay for work of equal value is long overdue,” says local president Gwen Thomson.
The 260 library workers, predominantly women, want 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.
Last week management locked out the workers for a day after they had withdrawn their labour for two consecutive days.
The last bargaining session between the union and the library board took place October 29. Workers have been without a new contract since March 2001.