Ironically, the cuts will take effect on May Day, International Workers' Day. While VPL management attacks their workforce, they are simultaneously hoping to fill another director's position that pays $120,000/year (over one-fifth of the amount that they are hoping to save with the cuts).
From the site:
"The Library Board no longer talks of valuing our staff in the Value Statements. The Board does talk of wise use of resources. In the February meeting the Union offered several money saving options that would have delivered the necessary cuts. We know for a fact that:
- Several retirements have been announced
- Branch head positions can be brought back into scope through current review. Savings of over $100,000
- Vancouver Shared Services Review regarding Security is happening this year; savings of over $200,000 plus benefits