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1,000 people rally against library cuts in Chelmsford

1,000 people rally against library cuts in Chelmsford Around 1,000 people joined a protest against library service cuts in Chelmsford

Bromley workers win by the book

Workers in Bromley’s libraries have returned to work, after an indefinite strike over pay and outsourcing.

Reports round up: activists protest at Labour assault on libraries

Reports round up: activists protest at Labour assault on libraries More than 100 library campaigners packed a council planning committee meeting in Lambeth, south London, last Tuesday.

Campaigners and trade unionists march together to save libraries, museums and galleries

Campaigners and trade unionists march together to save libraries, museums and galleries Up to 2,000 people marched in central London today, Saturday, to defend libraries, museums and galleries under threat from cuts.

Time to take action to save libraries, galleries and museums

Time to take action to save libraries, galleries and museums Over a quarter of a million people in the West Midlands could be left with no art gallery, youth services or museums and just one library out of 16 in four years time.

Library campaigners take fight to Lewisham council

Library campaigners take fight to Lewisham council Around 80 campaigners protested in Lewisham, south east London, last Saturday against the Labour council’s cuts to the library service.

Library cuts revolt spreads throughout south London

26 July 2016
Library campaigners blocked roads and library entrances to prevent the books being removed from three of Lambeth’s closed libraries in south London last Saturday.

Barnet library strike builds up a head of steam as bosses feel the pressure

14 June 2016
Library workers in Barnet, north London, walked out for three days from Monday. The Unison union members are resisting the Tory council’s plans to outsource the library service.

Strike planned for libraries in Barnet

07 June 2016
Barnet council library workers in north London were set to strike for three days from Monday of next week against the Tory council’s plans to outsource the library service.

The battle is on to stop library cuts—now unions must coordinate action

24 May 2016
The battle to save libraries is hotting up.

GALLERY - Striking library workers and supporters march against cuts in Lewisham

21 May 2016
Over 350 people marched against library cuts in Lewisham today, Saturday, as a strike shut four of the south London borough's seven libraries.

Lambeth protesters won’t take Labour’s library sops

03 May 2016
Also: Local government workers ballot in Glasgow, strike in Ayrshire

'We don't believe a word they say' - Lambeth residents take on Labour over cuts

12 April 2016
Top Labour party politicians avoided angry campaigners fighting to save their libraries at a party fundraiser in south London last night, Monday.

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.

Workers back council-wide strike to defend Lambeth library service

23 March 2016
The fight to save Lambeth libraries from the cuts of the south London Labour council is hotting up.

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.

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