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2,000 march to support Carnegie library fightback in south London

12 April 2016
Some 2,000 people joined a march today, Saturday, in support of the occupation of Carnegie Library in Lambeth, south London. It was one of the biggest local marches since protests against the poll tax.

Carnegie Library occupation going strong after a week - join a solidarity protest this Saturday

08 April 2016
Carnegie Library in Lambeth, south London, has been occupied for over a week and is drawing strength from a constant stream of visitors, messages and donations.

GALLERY - Occupation of Carnegie Library in Lambeth, south London, against closure

07 April 2016
The occupation against the closure of Carnegie Library in Lambeth, south London, entered its eight day today, Thursday. The sit-in began last week when people refused to leave at closing time on the last day.

Carnegie library occupation deepens cracks in the austerity Labour Party in Lambeth

05 April 2016
The Labour Party in Lambeth, South London, is in crisis after being caught off guard by the scale and determination of opposition to its council's library cuts. Councillors face strikes, protests and an occupation – while big chunks of their own party's membership are also attacking them.

Carnegie library in Lambeth is occupied to stop closure

05 April 2016
Dozens of local residents, library users and campaigners against south London Lambeth Labour council's cuts have occupied Carnegie Library in a bid to stop its closure. They refused to leave the building after it was due to close its doors for the last time at 6pm this evening.

South London libraries fight gathers support from other council workers

30 March 2016
The fight to save Lambeth libraries from south London Labour council’s cuts stepped up a notch last week.

Lambeth library staff strike to stop Labour council's cuts

22 March 2016
Library workers in Lambeth, south London, began a solid two-day walkout on Tuesday in their battle against the Labour council’s deep and unpopular library cuts.

Strike plan to save libraries as Lambeth campaign looks to target Labour

15 March 2016
Library workers in Lambeth, south London, were set to strike on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

March for Lambeth libraries as new strikes loom

08 March 2016
The battle against library cuts in the Labour-run south London borough of Lambeth is hotting up.

Strikes can bring library bosses to book

26 January 2016
Also: fighting dismissals at Glasgow Life

Strike vote to save Lambeth’s libraries

19 January 2016
Lambeth library workers have voted overwhelmingly to strike to save ten libraries under threat from the south London Labour council’s cuts.

Lambeth College strike leader in race to become UCU vice president

19 January 2016
UCU Left supporters urge a vote for Mandy Brown as the union’s vice president. Elections for UCU’s national executive committee (NEC) run from 1 to 26 February.

Reports round-up

15 December 2015
Postal Workers Day | NSL traffic wardens walk out in Brighton | Arriva Trains Wales workers strike in Chester | Lambeth library workers to ballot over cuts | Yorkshire Nazis met with protest | Medway bus bosses get a Christmas gift | L&G insurance workers’ strike on the cards | Waiters tipped for ME Hotel protest

Marchers say Lambeth Labour's library cuts are a ‘disgrace’

10 November 2015
Over 500 people marched against library closures by Labour-run Lambeth council in south London last Saturday.

Welcome to their playground - the rich and the speculators who are transforming Vauxhall

15 September 2015
Vauxhall in south London is changing. Skyscrapers full of luxury flats that may never be lived in are being built along the banks of the Thames. Meanwhile ordinary Londoners struggle to find affordable housing. A drive for profit lies behind the madness, writes Simon Basketter

Lambeth College win shows that bosses can be beaten

27 January 2015
Lambeth College workers in south London have scored an important victory in a dispute which saw them strike for 42 days. They spoke to Sadie Robinson about their experience

Lambeth College strikers vote overwhelmingly to accept new offer and return to work

21 January 2015
Workers at Lambeth College in south London have overwhelmingly voted to accept a new offer and return to work. The UCU union members began an indefinite strike on Monday of this week against hated new contracts.

Striking Lambeth College workers win new offer from bosses

19 January 2015
Workers at Lambeth College have forced a new offer from bosses in a bitter row over new contracts. They began an indefinite strike against the contracts, which slash sick pay, cut holidays and impose longer working hours, today, Monday.

Support Lambeth College workers' indefinite strike from Monday

16 January 2015
Workers at Lambeth College in south London are preparing to begin an indefinite strike on Monday of next week. They have called a solidarity rally for 12 noon on the day–and are appealing for everyone who can to get there.

Lambeth College strikes put bosses on the back foot

13 January 2015
Lambeth College workers began a three-day strike on Tuesday of this week in a battle to defend their contracts.

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