Toronto Public Library Board Continues to Seek Negotiated Settlement

April 15, 2016 | Media Relations

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The Toronto Public Library Board today received notification of a “No-Board” report as requested by the Toronto Public Library Workers’ Union CUPE Local 4948 and granted by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Although the request for a "No Board" report is a normal part of the collective bargaining process, it means that the parties will be in a legal strike/lockout position as of Monday, May 2, 2016 at 12:01 am.

Toronto Public Library is committed to negotiating a settlement that is fair and reasonable to employees and affordable to the residents of Toronto. We are optimistic that this can be achieved.

Meetings are scheduled over the next few weeks and we expect negotiations to continue as planned. In the meantime, it is business as usual at the library.

Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system. Every year, 19 million people visit branches in neighbourhoods across the city and borrow 32 million items. To learn more, please visit www.torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.

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Media Contact:

Ana-Maria Critchley

Manager, Communications

amcritchley@torontopubliclibrary.ca

416-393-7212

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