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Lambeth protesters won’t take Labour’s library sops

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

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.

'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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Reports round-up

09 February 2016
Well-done protest over tips at STK | Strike vote at Spalding Grammar School | Week-long walkout against library cuts in Bromley | Post workers meet ahead of pay talks | NUJ union keeps FT’s presses rolling | Mushin Ahmed murder trial begins in Sheffield | Day of action over Sports Direct

The best way to defend union rights is to strike like Lambeth library workers

09 February 2016
The TUC’s week of action against the Trade Union Bill began on Monday with plans for workers to hold workplace meetings and protests against the new anti-union laws.

Walkouts called to fight south London library cuts

02 February 2016
Library workers in two south London boroughs were set to strike on Monday of next week to defend local library services.

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.

Reports round-up

05 January 2016
Cass Arts occupation ends over London Met campus cuts | Strike at Thirteen housing association group in Teesside | NSL Brighton traffic wardens vote for pay deal | South Yorkshire fire bosses face action over job cuts | Ballot end could bring library strike in Lambeth | Interpreters beat pay cut at Home Office | Strike votes at Trinity Mirror local newspapers | New ballot for Sheffield Green Company recycling workers | No to the Nazis in Dover

Activists resist Lewisham council's books bonfire

08 December 2015
Library workers and users hit the streets of Lewisham, south London, last weekend to defend the service.

More walkouts can bring Lambeth's Labour council to book

24 November 2015
Library workers across Lambeth, south London, walked out unofficially on Wednesday of last week. They are fighting the Labour council’s plans to close or run down the borough’s ten libraries.

Lambeth libraries workers stage unofficial walkout in protest at council cuts

18 November 2015
There is no library service in Lambeth today, Wednesday. Staff at all ten libraries across the south London borough have walked out in protest at the Labour-run council's cuts plan.

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