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Libraries

Libraries

CUPE represents more than 3,500 library workers delivering a crucial public service in communities across B.C. Library workers, including librarians, clerks, archive technicians, and other program staff, provide neighbourhood hubs residents depend on for access to information, literature, and activities.

Whether its families with young children participating in story times, students researching and studying, people looking for the next novel to share with their book club, or seniors looking for a quiet place to catch up on news and events, library workers give their guidance and expertise while maintaining safe and inclusive public spaces. CUPE library workers support our public libraries as vital democratic institutions that promote arts, culture and literacy for all.

Libraries sector news

CUPE 410 and Greater Victoria Public Library reach tentative agreement

CUPE 410 and Greater Victoria Public Library reach tentative agreement

November 21, 2022
VICTORIA – Library workers in British Columbia’s capital region, represented by CUPE Local 410, have reached a tentative agreement with the Greater Victoria Public Library. The new agreement, once ratified,…
VICTORIA – Library workers in British Columbia’s capital region, represented by CUPE Local 410, have reached a tentative agreement with the Greater Victoria Public Library. The new agreement, once ratified,...

Powell River library workers reach tentative agreement

Powell River library workers reach tentative agreement

November 2, 2022
POWELL RIVER – Powell River library workers, represented by CUPE Local 798, have reached a tentative agreement with the Powell River Public Library. “We are confident that this agreement addresses…
POWELL RIVER – Powell River library workers, represented by CUPE Local 798, have reached a tentative agreement with the Powell River Public Library. “We are confident that this agreement addresses...

Library Month 2022: Libraries and their workers remain under-resourced despite their vital role in the community

Library Month 2022: Libraries and their workers remain under-resourced despite their vital role in the community

October 25, 2022
Libraries offer an amazing array of services across our communities. Though mostly associated with books and other written materials, libraries offer multimedia resources, and access to computer and other technology….
Libraries offer an amazing array of services across our communities. Though mostly associated with books and other written materials, libraries offer multimedia resources, and access to computer and other technology....

Strike Action on Hold, Negotiations Continue for Powell River Library Workers

Strike Action on Hold, Negotiations Continue for Powell River Library Workers

October 25, 2022
POWELL RIVER – CUPE Local 798, Powell River library workers, and the Powell River Public Library are set to continue bargaining discussions after significant progress was made over the weekend….
POWELL RIVER – CUPE Local 798, Powell River library workers, and the Powell River Public Library are set to continue bargaining discussions after significant progress was made over the weekend....

Powell River Library Workers Serve 72-Hour Strike Notice

Powell River Library Workers Serve 72-Hour Strike Notice

October 21, 2022
POWELL RIVER – Powell River library workers, represented by CUPE Local 798, have served 72-hour strike notice to the Powell River Public Library. The union will be in a legal…
POWELL RIVER – Powell River library workers, represented by CUPE Local 798, have served 72-hour strike notice to the Powell River Public Library. The union will be in a legal...

Library Workers Vote to Strike, Seeking Equal Pay for Equal Work

Library Workers Vote to Strike, Seeking Equal Pay for Equal Work

August 25, 2022
Library workers at the Powell River Public Library, represented by CUPE Local 798, voted 100% in favour of a strike in a vote held Tuesday, August 23, 2022. Workers have…
Library workers at the Powell River Public Library, represented by CUPE Local 798, voted 100% in favour of a strike in a vote held Tuesday, August 23, 2022. Workers have...
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Keywords / Employers / Local Number
Libraries sector locals
CUPE LOCAL 8911
Emergency Communications Professionals of BC
CUPE LOCAL 7000
Rapid Transit & Rail Workers
CUPE LOCAL 5523
Vernon Schools
CUPE LOCAL 5278
The Employees of Vancouver Island University Student's Union
CUPE LOCAL 5150
Revelstoke SD#19 Employees
CUPE LOCAL 5101
Cowichan Valley School District