CUPE Saskatchewan public library workers are holding a march and rally for fair wages on Monday, October 22, two days before the civic election.
The 250 library workers, members of CUPE 2669, are the lowest paid civic workers in Saskatoon. One in every three CUPE library workers are paid about $10 or less an hour, while everyone else is underpaid.
“We need a significant pay increase in this bargaining round because work should lift you out of poverty, not keep you there,” says CUPE spokesperson Dolores Douglas.
The CUPE library workers have been without an agreement since March 31, 2010.
CUPE library workers and supporters will gather outside City Hall in Civic Square at noon on Monday and then march to The Bassment (in the former Post Office) for speeches, starting about 12:15 p.m.
Where: Gather outside Saskatoon City Hall at 12 noon. March to The Bassment (former Post Office) for rally
When: Monday, October 22
Time: 12:00 noon to 1 p.m.
Speakers: CUPE Saskatchewan President Tom Graham, CUPE library worker Dorothea Funk and CUPE 2669 President Dolores Douglas.
For more inforamtion, please contact:
Dolores Douglas at 230-4139 or CUPE Staff Representative Rhonda Heisler at 280-7835
- Check out the CUPE 2669 campaign blog: readallaboutus.net