Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Precarity Monster

The Toronto Public Library Workers Union has created a video addressing the issue of precarious work in their library system (see below). This issue is of central concern to the contract negotiations currently ongoing between the union and the city of Toronto. Maureen O'Reilly, president of the union, has stated:
"We're a female-dominated workplace. Precarious work hurts women, racialized workers and youth the most. We have given generously to the City's fiscal responsibility -- saving money off the backs of the most vulnerable workers in the library is just no longer acceptable."

Library supporters are encouraged to email the Chair of the Toronto Public Library Board to voice their concern with the lack of stable, full-time positions at Toronto's libraries.

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