Labour dispute impacts libraries

CUPE escalates action with Okanagan Regional Library

The labour dispute at Okanagan Regional Library is heating up again.

Until Saturday, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees will not be operating delivery vans.

“That will impact deliveries to the branches,” said Catherine Lord, an ORL director.

That means items requested by patrons will be delayed.

A similar action was taken by the union in early June as part of its dispute with ORL over wages and benefits.

Unionized staff has also not been collecting overdue fines and that will now also extend to fees for photocopying, promotional items (T-shirts) and facility rentals.

Unionized branches affected by this job action include Cherryville, Falkland, Lake Country, Oyama and Vernon.