The Unison union members are fighting 47 percent cuts to library posts. Staffed hours at libraries are to be cut by 70 percent. This will mean for most of the time libraries are open under 15 year olds unac-companied by an adult will not be able to use libraries.
Barnet Unison library convenor Hugh Jordan said, “Our members are angry at proposals which look to sack half of them and then outsource them to another employer. Every day we hear of another library closing due to cuts, handing over the service to volunteers or outsourcing.
“There needs to be a national response to the systemic destruction of the national library service.”
There are other battles going on in London to defend libraries, at both Labour and Tory councils. Unison should coordinate those fights and bring workers out together.
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