How Much Are Toronto’s Librarians Worth?

Source: Torontoist Union president Maureen O’Reilly says the time has come for the city to treat its library workers properly. BY TANNARA YELLAND The Toronto Public Library is, as union president Maureen O’Reilly will be the first to tell you, the most-used...

Librarians fight rise of precarious work

Source: CBC Unpredictable employment spreads to white-collar jobs once considered realms of stablility The Canadian Press They’re part-time employees without health benefits or pensions who work split shifts at a number of different locations each week. From one...

Toronto library workers in contract talks with city

Source: Toronto Star By: David Rider City The Mayor John Tory administration has new contracts with inside and outside workers but librarians — the only city staff to strike during the Ford years — are at the bargaining table and not happy. “Our big issue is...

Good jobs long overdue at public library, workers say

Source: Toronto Star By: Sara Mojtehedzadeh The writer and poet T.S. Eliot once called libraries the “best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.” But judging by the concerns of Toronto workers staffing the world’s largest public library system, the...

Crafting a plan to tackle poverty from the ground up

Source: Toronto Star By: Laurie Monsebraaten Toronto has the highest rate of child poverty, more working poor and the largest inequality gap of any city in the country. It is a recipe for urban decay and social unrest that anti-poverty activists say the city can no...