Saturday, June 11, 2016

VIDEO: CUPE Launches TV Ad Campaign in Newfoundland & Labrador

The Canadian Union of Public Employees, the union that represents library workers in Newfoundland and Labrador, will be launching a TV campaign next week to protest the recently announced decision to close 54 of the province's libraries. 

While the province maintains that the closures and resulting lay-offs are necessary due to budget cuts, one of the CUPE ads contrasts the anticipated $1 million in savings with the $1.4 million in severance the province will be paying a former CEO of Nalcor, a provincial energy corporation.

A map of the libraries that are currently scheduled to close over the next two years can be viewed here. Contact information for the province's education minister as well as a template email protesting the closures are available via the Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association website. 

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