Thursday, March 26, 2015

Teacher-Librarian Positions May be Eliminated at Toronto Catholic School Board

The Toronto District Catholic School Board is proposing to eliminate all teacher-librarian positions in its elementary schools, as well as several positions in its secondary schools, in response to budget shortfalls.  The Ontario Library Association issued a letter to the school board, outlining the many reasons why teacher-librarians are vital to elementary schools and urging them to reconsider their plans.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Strike at Lucknow University

Library workers appear to be among the employees on strike at Lucknow University in India. Details about the union's reasons for going on strike are not clear, as most media coverage seems to be focused on the impact of the strike on students.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Strike Action in Northern Ireland

Public sector unions across Northern Ireland participated in strike action yesterday, affecting services including schools, libraries, and museums. The strike action is in response to the Stormont House Agreement.

New Contract for Rutgers Faculty

After months of negotiations and demonstrations, faculty at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, have reached a tentative agreement with university administration on a new four-year contract. The new contract includes significant salary increases and a modification of the contract language that allowed the university to impose a salary freeze in 2010.

Friday, March 6, 2015

UNBC Faculty on Strike

Following last month's strike vote, faculty at the University of British Columbia are now on the picket lines. The university's faculty association unionized less than a year ago, and have been engaged in contract negotiations since then. At issue are faculty salaries, which are significantly less than at other comparable institutions. More details can be found on the UNBC Faculty Association website.

Photo courtesy of UNBC Faculty Association

Sunday, February 22, 2015

New Contract for Lincoln Township Public Library Workers

Employees at Lincoln Township Public Library have a new three-year contract that guarantees 2% wage increases each year. Library employees are represented by AFSCME Council 25.