CUPE BC President Paul Faoro is asking for support for Better Libraries, a CUPE campaign to reopen libraries. Many public libraries, including Surrey Public Library and Vancouver Public Library, remain closed with no plans to reopen for some months. Paul Faoro says, “With library spaces and services closed, thousands of workers remain on lay-off when most, if not all, could be back at work.” He encourages “everyone that values our public libraries to visit betterlibraries.ca and to please take a moment to send a message to your mayor and council. Let them know you want more public library services and programs reopened with proper protective measures.”
Please note the emphasis on reopening libraries where staff remain out of work, and opening with proper protective measures. Check out the Better Libraries campaign.