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Greater Victoria Public Library, Main Branch

735 Broughton Street
Victoria, BC, V8W 3H2

Canada

250-382-7241

Type: Library

Web site: http://www.gvpl.ca/

Catalog URL: http://catalogue.gvpl.ca/

Amenities: wifi

Description: Central Library for Victoria

Added by: chorner  Contacted: Not contacted  Venue ID: 7573

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The lock-out and strike were resolved and the library opened on April 8, 2008.
April 2008 by BraveKelso
See also the Classical Bookworm entry:
The City Without Libraries for more on this story.

March 2008 by chamekke
The management of the Greater Victoria Public Library locked out its library workers and closed all its branches on February 17 due to a long-standing dispute over pay equity. The libraries remain closed as of today (March 9).

The citizens of Victoria - supposedly among the most book-passionate in Canada - are completely without public library access, and all because management steadfastly refuses to honour its previous promise, made in 1992, to observe pay equity.

If you go to the website noted at the top of this listing, you can read the management version of the picture.

To learn the library workers' side, see:

http://overduepromise.ca
http://www.cupe410.ca/media.html
March 2008 by chamekke

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