Sunday, May 8, 2016

Accusation of Union Busting in Newfoundland

The Canadian Union of Public Employees has accused the government of Newfoundland and Labrador of union busting in response to recently announced changes to library services. Fifty-four of the provinces' public library branches are slated to close over the next two years, resulting in sixty employees losing their jobs. The education minister recently announced that volunteers and student workers may be asked to staff school libraries during the evenings in order to provide some services to the communities left without a public library branch. Dawn Lahey, head of CUPE Local 2329, said: 
What a slap in the face to someone. Not only union busting, but it's a slap in the face to someone who's given their life to that library.

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