|Library Talks Resume Tomorrow|
|Written by Sharon Vanhouwe|
|Thursday, 01 November 2012 13:44|
The untold story at the Saskatoon Public Library involves the growing gap between those who make a good living working at the library and those who struggle to make ends meet.
That's according to CUPE, the union that represents the workers who occupy the bottom of the pay scale.
About one third of the 250 CUPE library workers earn $10 or less an hour, while nearly all of the library's managers are paid more than $90,000 a year.
Sue Emson, a member of the union negotiating committee says library workers have no quarrel with out-of-scope staff getting paid what they are worth but the library board needs to fix the pay inequities facing everyone else, she calls the silent 93 per cent.
CUPE library workers, who voted 84 per cent in support of job action over the summer and are seeking a minimum wage at the library of $12 an hour with pay increases of 15 per cent over three years. They have been without a new agreement since April 1, 2010.
Bargaining is set to resume tomorrow (Fri).