Hey Hey Ho Ho This Strike Has Got To Go, or so they say in British Columbia. The Greater Victoria Public Library and its locked-out workers have reached a deal that could see libraries reopen early next week.
CUPE Local 410 and the board of the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association signed a memorandum of agreement yesterday that gives 250 employees pay equity in line with other municipal wages in the region. The union voted 85 per cent in favour in a ratification vote last night at Central Middle School. The memorandum includes pay increases for support workers called pages and creates nine regular positions -- one per library -- for the pages who are classified as auxiliary workers.