Both the Kitimat Public Library and the Kitimat Museum & Archives closed for the day yesterday, April 7, due to Unifor 2300 picketers in front of the facilities.
The library is staffed by CUPE members and the library workers reportedly opted to show support for the day by not crossing the line.
That said, the library association and the CUPE members later each voted to continue operations as normal at the library, meaning the facility won’t close if a line returns.
The staff at the museum are not unionized but the facility also opted to close for the day in support, but like the library have no plans to close again.
A line was reportedly set up at the museum again this morning.
The museum and the library are District of Kitimat owned buildings which gives the municipal union the ability to picket them.