CUPE represents approximately 4,500 workers in public libraries, schools, colleges and universities throughout British Columbia.
We are passionate about our jobs and are deeply committed to providing the best quality library service to the communities where we work. Front line library workers perform a vital role in connecting British Columbians of all ages to cultural, informational, recreational and technological resources.
CUPE advocates on behalf of members working in libraries on issues that affect us and for improvements in library services. Our members have worked cooperatively with library management and boards to deliver successful library advocacy campaigns and will continue to do so.
CUPE recently completed the first phase of the CUPE BC Library Health & Safety Survey. The survey was distributed to library workers in all sectors throughout BC in May and June of 2015. Five hundred library workers took part, providing invaluable information on the challenges facing library workers every day. CUPE is in the process of interviewing library workers for Phase Two of the Survey, which will be released before the end of the year.
Phase I of the Library Health & Safety Survey Report provides CUPE's library workers with a tool that can be used to raise awareness with members and employers, for bargaining and for advocating for safer working conditions.
A complete list of BC public libraries where CUPE members work can be found here.
Sector Coordinator: Zoe Magnus CUPE National Rep, BC Regional Office