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Bradford’s angry library workers won’t be silent

Bradford’s angry library workers won’t be silent Library and museum workers in West Yorkshire began a five-day walkout on Monday of this week.

Library and museum workers strike against savage cuts in Bradford

Library and museum workers strike against savage cuts in Bradford Library and museum workers in West Yorkshire began a three-day walkout against millions of pounds of cuts on Tuesday.

Bradford library workers bring the bosses to book

Bradford library workers bring the bosses to book Library and museum workers in West Yorkshire staged the first of 14 walkouts against funding cuts this week.

Strike to shelve cuts plan at libraries in West Yorkshire

Strike to shelve cuts plan at libraries in West Yorkshire Library and museum workers in West Yorkshire were set to hold a 48-hour strike from Monday of next week.

Bradford library and museum workers call 14 days of strikes over millions in cuts

Bradford library and museum workers call 14 days of strikes over millions in cuts Library and museum workers in West Yorkshire have announced 14 days of strikes against millions of pounds of cuts.

All-out strike by Bromley library workers wins backing at TUC

10 September 2019
Striking bromley library workers received a very warm welcome from delegates to the TUC union federation’s conference in Brighton last Sunday.

1,000 people rally against library cuts in Chelmsford

12 February 2019
Around 1,000 people joined a protest against library service cuts in Chelmsford

Bromley workers win by the book

24 April 2018
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

14 February 2017
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

08 November 2016
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

01 November 2016
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

23 August 2016
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.

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