Libraries will be closed in Mississauga on Monday, as librarians and other employees have decided to go on strike after negotiations came to a halt between the city and the union that represents its workers.
According to a statement released by the union, CUPE local 1989 had 96% of its members vote in favour of strike action. They also say that 56% of the members are part-time staffers who don’t get benefits, paid sick days, vacation or bereavement leave.
The union has also indicated that wages have not matched the cost of living.
A statement for the City of Mississauga says that they have offered concessions in the talks between both sides.
Libraries in Mississauga will be closed indefinitely until further notice.