Toronto's library workers went on strike today and demonstrated at City Hall.
Did you know that Toronto Public Library is the busiest library system in the world?
Three quarters of Toronto's citizens use the library and its facilities.
It's the best deal in town.
This from the library union: "Even though library use has increased 29 per cent since 1998, staff numbers have decreased 17 per cent over the same period."
We don't want to see our numbers decrease any further. (photo Ronald Shum)
Representatives of other city unions came and walked with us.
The weather was good and the feeling of solidarity was strong.
It was nice to see reporters from all the city's news crews in attendance as Maureen O'Reilly, president of the library union, continued her defence of the library and it's workers.
Here's hoping we're all back to work soon.