March 4, 2016 12:38 pm

Toronto library workers launch ‘precarious work’ campaign

Interior of the Beaches Public Library 2161 Queen Street East, Toronto.

Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty Images

The union representing Toronto public library employees have launched a campaign to highlight the growing problem of precarious work.

Toronto Public Library Workers Union Local 4948 says its members represent the highest rate of precarious work of all City of Toronto departments and agencies.

The union says half of workers hold jobs that are part-time, with unstable income, no job security, no benefits and no pensions.

Furthermore, 75 per cent are women and 50 per cent of them work part-time without benefits.

The campaign comes a day after the city reached a tentative agreement with its inside workers and two days before Toronto’s International Women’s Day March.

Local 4948 represents about 2200 library workers across the city in 100 branches.

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