Toronto Public Library Board Ratifies New Collective Agreement

TORONTO, May 6, 2016 /CNW/ - The Toronto Public Library Board today announced that the recently negotiated four-year collective agreement between the Board and the Toronto Public Library Workers CUPE Local 4948 has been ratified by both parties. The new collective agreement is fair and reasonable to both parties and to Toronto residents.    

"We are pleased that we have reached a negotiated settlement," said Vickery Bowles, City Librarian. "The contract is fair to our employees and achieves the bargaining objectives set by the Board. We can now move forward and continue to focus on delivering excellent library service to Toronto residents."

Toronto Public Library is one of the world's busiest urban public library systems. Every year, almost 19 million people visit our branches in neighbourhoods across the city and borrow 32 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit or call Answerline at 416-393-7131. To get the most current updates on what's happening at the library, follow us on Twitter @torontolibrary.

SOURCE Toronto Public Library

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