Alex MacCutchan Chair, CUPE Ontario Library Workers Committee ontariolibraryworkers.cupe.ca
Who We Are CUPE Ontario Library Workers Committee Library Workers from CUPE Ontario affiliated library locals 5 members from Southern Ontario, 1 member from the North elected biannually from delegates to annual conference
Our Goals Highlight issues affecting library workers throughout Ontario Communicate bargaining climate to library locals Co-ordinate a yearly conference for CUPE library workers Develop Campaigns to support library workers in Ontario
Campaign Background Need for Advocacy Campaign – Library Motion at 2010/2011/2012 Conferences Postcard Campaign in 2011 – Needed more positivity – Needed to focus less on issues – Some locals wary of being seen as protesting
CAMPAIGN 2013 Positive Library / Library Worker Focused Information Pickets, not about protesting cuts Easy to read postcards, useable anywhere
OCTOBER 7, 2013 Launch Day in Guelph Early adopter of the Public Library Act Administration Buy In Staff / Local Buy In Manage Expectations
FUTURE More Events Different Locations – Community Events – Information Pickets Locally Hosted Events Province Wide Day of Action?
Contact Us On the web: ontariolibraryworkers.cupe.ca Via