Library workers in the Springwater Public Library system have voted unanimously to become the newest members of CUPE after a successful organizing drive. The three branches in Elmvale, Midhurst, and Minesing, Ontario will be joining CUPE Local 2380.

“With an uncertain landscape combined with a lack of support from stakeholders, staff voted unanimously to unionize with CUPE,” said library technician Elenna Stengel.

The united workers at the three branches have strong connections with their communities and take pride in the essential services they provide. One of their primary concerns is ensuring job security in their workplaces.

“Some of our staff have been serving our community for decades,” said Stengel. “We are committed to offering the amazing services we always have to help our community continue to grow and thrive.”

CUPE represents workers at over 60 public library systems across Ontario.