Library services in Lake Country impacted by job action

Staff will not be delivering books and other materials to branches this week

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

From Tuesday to 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 Oyama and Winfield.