More than 400 Art Gallery of Ontario workers on picket line as strike forces gallery to close

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Hundreds of employees from the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) gathered on the picket line as they began strike action Tuesday.

After months of negotiations, union members with OPSEU Local 535 voted to reject the gallery’s latest contract offer, saying it doesn’t address wage increases, protections for part-time workers and contracting out positions. 

Assistant curators, archivists, food and hospitality staff, researchers, instructors, carpenters, electricians and visitor service staff are among those now on strike. Signs posted at the museum Tuesday stated the gallery would be closed due to the labour disruption.

“We anticipate hopefully that the employer sees our strength and that it starts an internal conversation

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