A CAMPAIGN against plans to privatise south London libraries won support from Unite yesterday, writes Felicity Collier.
Tory-led Bromley Council plans to hand over all 14 of its libraries to Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL), which Unite says has a “tarnished” reputation.
Friday 16th Jun 2017
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Hundreds of activists mark year since closure
Monday 3rd Apr 2017
by Felicity Collier
A FEMINIST activist group that occupied a disused library for 10 days was evicted in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Bristol Sisters Uncut took over Cheltenham Road Library in a bid to turn it into a community centre and safe space for women,...
Saturday 1st Apr 2017
LIBRARY workers in a south London borough are to strike for a week to fight the privatisation of the service, their union revealed yesterday.
Members of Unite who work across 14 libraries in Bromley will launch industrial action from April 1.
Saturday 18th Mar 2017
by Felicity Collier
PLANS to build a privately run gym inside a Grade II listed library building were approved by heavily guarded Lambeth councillors on Wednesday night.
Labour-run Lambeth Council in London reportedly employed 12 security staff and had four police...
Friday 10th Feb 2017
UNION action scored a “massive victory” yesterday as plans to impose savage library cuts by a Welsh council were scrapped.
Unison’s Torfaen County branch led a campaign that together with strong public opposition halted proposals...
Thursday 9th Feb 2017
LIBRARY campaigners cautiously welcomed yesterday parliamentarians’ decision to reform a group devoted to libraries.
The all-party parliamentary group announced that it will work with the library and information association Cilip to discuss and promote the role of libraries, with...
Friday 3rd Feb 2017
Tory MP complains after cuts his party made hit council services
Friday 6th Jan 2017
LIBRARY campaigners in the London borough of Lambeth are warning of “irreversible damage” to a Grade II listed building if it is turned into a gym.
Under council plans, Carnegie Library in Herne Hill would be partly run by social enterprise Greenwich Leisure Limited.
Tuesday 3rd Jan 2017
CUTS totalling £5.5 million to the book budgets of libraries run by some of Britain’s
biggest local authorities are causing a “vicious circle” of budget slashing, a leading library campaigner warned yesterday.
Saturday 31st Dec 2016