New Collective Agreement Ratified

May 12, 2020 | Media Relations

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The Toronto Public Library Board today announced that the recently negotiated five-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.

“This collective agreement was negotiated under unprecedented circumstances, and I’d like to thank both negotiating teams for their hard work that resulted in a fair and reasonable agreement”, said Vickery Bowles, City Librarian. “This new collective agreement will allow us to move forward and continue to focus on delivering excellent library service to Toronto residents."

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