Strike Deadline July 4

CUPE Local 1989 is back at the bargaining table on June 27, 28, and 29. We are holding a strike or ratification vote on June 30, and will be in a potential legal strike position on July 4.

staff demographics

What are the issues?

• In 2014 and 2015, the City of Mississauga gave us a 0.5% cost-of-living increase. In 2015, Library Director Rose Vespa received a 7.3% salary increase, raising her pay to $176,000.

• Our “Pages” – the people who put the books on the shelves – earn only pennies above minimum wage. This is less than $15,000 per year. Try living in Peel on that!

• Mayor Crombie says she’s serious about reducing poverty in Mississauga, but the City is paying poverty wages to 112 dedicated library workers.


• 56% of our members work part-time. They have NO benefits, NO paid sick days, NO paid vacation. Most are scheduled for only 12-16 hours per week. Many have seen their schedules cut to only 8 hours, the result of increased automation like self-checkout.

Can the City of Mississauga afford to spend more on libraries?

Infographic raises• Library managers salaries total approximately $2.3 million.

• City Manager Janice Baker earns $280,000 per year.

• 550 City employees earn more than $100,000 per year.

• Mississauga has spent millions rolling out a new logo. We think the City should invest more in people than appearances.

Love your library? Want to help?

• Contact the Library Board, City Councillors, and Mayor Crombie. Tell them you love your library and you rely on library staff.

• Ask them to treat library workers with fairness and respect!

Bonnie Crombie

John Kovac
Councillor, Library Board member

Matt Mahoney
Councillor, Library Board member