Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The State of London's Libraries

Today i met with fellow London Libraries Unison Stewards, who are doing a brilliant job trying to defend their members and the service, to discuss the current state of affairs and although i can't go into detail about what was discussed what I can say is that we are in deep deep shit!

The service in the capital is being hollowed out and ripped apart so if ACE try to cloud your vision with talk of £6m arts partnerships, or the SCL's 'universal offers' give you optimism, or god forbid you are taken in by Vaizey's rosy eyed view then tell them from me it is far too little far too late and if they deny this then they are talking complete and utter nonsense .

And yes i do have an alternative plan; strike, protest and occupy.

1 comment:

  1. It worked in Friern Barnet Alan but isn't it a sad state of affairs that it has come to this?
    Not only can normal working class people afford the fees for further education they have to accept a double whammy in that free access to information is being denied to them. One would have thought that during acute economic conditions the government would make it easy for people to learn and switch trades rather than make it harder. I can't get over the fact that it is the Liberals Democrats in their desire for power sharing who have sold the working class down the river.