Friday, 26 April 2013

Seven reasons to oppose the privatisation of the Library of Birmingham - Communities Against The Cuts - 26/4/13

An excellent blog site and excellent piece on the proposed privatisation of the Library of Birmingham with practical steps to take to actively oppose the decision.

"In September the new Library of Birmingham will open to the public of Birmingham. This will be a landmark event in the history of the city and will provide a world class cultural and learning resource to citizens of Birmingham and beyond. Millions of pounds of our money has been spent on the new Library building.
But Birmingham’s Labour Group has betrayed this public vision. When they met in December they decided to privatise the running of the new Library. They have started a procurement process which could allow a private company to take over the running of the Library and make a profit from this great public service."


1 comment:

  1. How can they make a profit ? In my view cutting staff costs by sacking library workers and or cutting pay ...