More than two-thousand Toronto Public Library workers are prepared to walk of the job Monday if a labour deal isn’t reached.
The employees will be in a strike or lockout position as of 12:01 a.m. on May 2.
If there is a strike all 100 library branches in the city would be forced to close.
The library workers’ contract expired on December 31.
CUPE Local 4948 have been negotiating a new contract with library officials over the increase in part-time work.
The union is asking for more more full-time permanent positions as most of their jobs are part-time and have limited access to benefits.
Library workers are planning a rally at Nathan Phillip’s Square on Saturday to urge the city for a new contract.
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The rally will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Library staff last went on strike in 2012 for 11 days.