Friday, 12 February 2016

Me and the amazing George speaking at #SUFLlobby16

George Hamerton loves libraries, he loves them so much he's Chief Pupil Librarian at his school library and he came all the way to London on Tuesday to tell us how much he loves them at the Speak up for Libraries Rally and Lobby of Parliament, you can hear him (and me) here;

the transcript of my speech can be found at;

Solidarity to Lambeth, Greenwich and Bromley Library Workers!

This week library workers in Lambeth (Unison), Greenwich (Unite) and Bromley (Unite) have all taken strike action against cuts, privatisation and paid/trained staff being replaced by volunteers.

On Monday Lambeth Unison was successful in bringing out it's members and closing all libraries in the borough. This is part of a long running dispute over cuts to the service and proposals to turn 3 libraries into "bookish gyms" run by Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL)


Greenwich library workers on 4 day strike to oppose the closure of mobile library service (run by GLL)

Bromley and Greenwich library staff on strike amid potential cuts

Bromley & Greenwich library strikes

10 February 2016
Libaries in Bromley were closed as a result of Unite's members industrial action and Unite is also mobilising its members in Greenwich. There was a great turnout of striking members outside of Bromley South station, which was followed with a rally and march along the high street.
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Bromley library protesters