Library strike ends as tentative settlement reached between union, City of Mississauga

A tentative deal has been reached, ending the Mississauga library strike. (Photo: CUPE Local 1989)
A tentative deal is ending the Mississauga library strike.
(Photo: CUPE Local 1989)

BY KELLY ROCHE
A tentative agreement has been reached between the City of Mississauga and CUPE Local 1989 library workers, ending an 18-day strike.
“The bargaining team is very happy. We are proud of the contract we are bringing home, and we know it never could have been achieved without a strike,” reads an online statement posted by the union.
The preliminary settlement – pending ratification by union members, the library board, and council – was announced late Thursday.
Ratification votes “are scheduled for next week and we will announce a reopening date as soon as it is available,” said director of library services Rose Vespa in an e-mailed statement.
Doors at 18 branches citywide have been closed since July 4, cancelling summer programming during the library’s busiest time of year.
Late fees are being waived and online services remain available.
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