CUPE 410 steps up job action this week with rotating closures

    Nine GVPL branches to be affected in closures today, Thursday and Friday

    VICTORIA, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - CUPE 410 is continuing its job action this week
with nine different branches closing in rotating job actions today, Thursday
and Friday - a move aimed at convincing the employer to return to the
bargaining table and negotiate a fair contract for the city's library workers.
    Today's branch closures are Saanich Centennial, Oak Bay, Nellie McClung,
and Emily Carr. Thursday will see Juan de Fuca/Tech Services, Central Saanich,
Bruce Hutchison and Esquimalt branches closing, and Friday's closure will be
Central branch.
    As in the union local's most recent actions there will be no picketing
but CUPE 410 members will attend the local's strike headquarters from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. for study sessions on pay equity, followed by discussion and
    "The purpose of the study sessions is to make sure our members are
educated on the Pay Equity issue and can communicate this understanding to the
public if called on to do so," says CUPE 410 president Ed Seedhouse.
    "With respect to pay equity and job evaluation comparisons with City
positions, the number crunching has already been done. Now it's up to the City
to live up to its promise, show some willingness to return to the bargaining
table and finally negotiate a fair contract that includes pay equity for
library workers."

For further information:

For further information: Ed Seedhouse, CUPE 410 president, (250)
588-9565; Tammy Simonds, CUPE Representative, (250) 812-7197; Dan Gawthrop,
CUPE Communications, (604) 999-6132

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