Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

April 11, 2016 07:20 ET

Media Advisory: As negotiations continue, writers and patrons to join library workers Monday for a 'read-in' outside Toronto Reference Library

Authors Anne Dublin, Hugh Spencer join CUPE 4948 to highlight importance of Toronto's libraries and the workers behind North America's best-used library system

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 11, 2016) - Toronto authors Anne Dublin and Hugh Spencer will join Toronto Public Library (TPL) patrons and members of Local 4948 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 4948) on Monday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m. for a 'read-in' outside the Toronto Reference Library, located at 789 Yonge Street.

The event will highlight CUPE 4948's ongoing efforts to secure a fair collective agreement that addresses the critical issues of insecure, temporary and precarious part-time employment at TPL. More than half of TPL workers are currently precariously employed, and three quarters of TPL's workforce are women.

Organizers are asking people interested in attending the 'read-in' to bring along a copy of their favourite book.

Media wishing to cover this event are encouraged to contact Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, at the number listed below.

WHAT: 'Read-in' to support precariously-employed Toronto Public Library workers

WHEN: Monday, April 11, 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: In front of the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, one block north of Bloor

WHO: Authors Anne Dublin (44 Hours a Week or Strike!), Hugh Spencer (Extreme Dentistry), TPL patrons and supporters, and members of CUPE 4948

WHY: To highlight CUPE 4948's ongoing efforts to secure a fair collective agreement that addresses the lack of stable, secure employment at TPL.

Contact Information

  • Mary Bissell
    CUPE 4948 Mobilization Team Co-Chair
    416-819-3798

    Kevin Wilson
    CUPE Communications
    416-821-6641