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Saskatoon Public Library lays off 22 staff
The Frances Morrison Library is shown here in downtown Saskatoon in this CTV file photo.
Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:49AM CST
Twenty-two people are out of work with the Saskatoon Public Library.
The library issued layoff notices to 20 full-time staff Tuesday night, and let go two other staff members earlier this month.
All staff sent notice Tuesday were front-line staff, a library spokesperson said. No managers were laid off and no further cuts are on the library’s radar.
Funding for the Saskatoon and Regina public libraries, as well as nearly all regional libraries in the province, was cut in the latest provincial budget, but the government reversed the decision about a month later and restored funding to the 2016-17 levels.
The layoffs in Saskatoon are tied to the library’s city-supported budget, according to the library’s spokesperson.