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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

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...

CUPE speaks out against cuts to Coquitlam Public Library

CUPE speaks out against cuts to Coquitlam Public Library

April 28, 2022
COQUITLAM – CUPE 561 representatives addressed the April 27th Coquitlam Library Board meeting and spoke out against cuts to services announced earlier this month. “Library workers helped hold our community…
COQUITLAM – CUPE 561 representatives addressed the April 27th Coquitlam Library Board meeting and spoke out against cuts to services announced earlier this month. “Library workers helped hold our community...

Successful library sector bargaining conference educates and inspires

Successful library sector bargaining conference educates and inspires

February 1, 2022
BURNABY—CUPE BC President Karen Ranalletta welcomed participants to the B.C. library sector bargaining training and conference held January 26 – 28 via Zoom. Ranalletta said that the pandemic has highlighted…
BURNABY—CUPE BC President Karen Ranalletta welcomed participants to the B.C. library sector bargaining training and conference held January 26 – 28 via Zoom. Ranalletta said that the pandemic has highlighted...

PG library workers ratify first collective agreement

PG library workers ratify first collective agreement

November 15, 2021
PRINCE GEORGE—Prince George Public Library workers voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first collective agreement in a vote that concluded on November 9. The CUPE 4951-04 bargaining committee had met with…
PRINCE GEORGE—Prince George Public Library workers voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first collective agreement in a vote that concluded on November 9. The CUPE 4951-04 bargaining committee had met with...

Collaboration makes Summer Reading Club meaningful to community

Collaboration makes Summer Reading Club meaningful to community

November 3, 2021
This final feature marking National Library Month covers the BCLA Summer Reading Club award given to CUPE 389 members Kate Longley from the North Vancouver City Library and Danielle Wing…
This final feature marking National Library Month covers the BCLA Summer Reading Club award given to CUPE 389 members Kate Longley from the North Vancouver City Library and Danielle Wing...

Partnership and support for Surrey’s Somali community recognized

Partnership and support for Surrey’s Somali community recognized

November 1, 2021
SURREY—CUPE 402-02 member Tania Thomas enjoys being an agent of change. “I can lead and take positions of influence for oppressed communities within my own organization and in the library…
SURREY—CUPE 402-02 member Tania Thomas enjoys being an agent of change. “I can lead and take positions of influence for oppressed communities within my own organization and in the library...
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CUPE BC represents more than 100,000 workers in more than 160 locals across the province. Find your local here.
Sector*
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