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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.

Lobby over Lambeth library cuts

17 November 2015
Around 200 library campaigners joined a lobby of a Lambeth council scrutiny committee meeting on Tuesday of last week.

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.

Checking racism out of the library - an experiment in activism

14 April 2015
A new book, Celebrating CLR James in Hackney, recalls grassroots campaigns against racism in east London and reprints documents and interviews

Fury as councils push through further cuts

24 February 2015
As anti-cuts protests took place across Britain last week a nightmare vision of the future of local services came from Northamptonshire.

Protests as councils get set for deepest cuts yet

10 February 2015
Also: National Libraries Day protests and a "smart" rally in Manchester

Protesters defend Barnsley Library

04 February 2014
Up to 70 chanting protesters encircled the entrances to Barnsley Town Hall on Wednesday of last week.

Reports round-up

21 January 2014
Bus workers walk out in Weymouth | Vote for action on the DLR | Newsquest journalists start ballot | Shetland construction workers discuss offer | Tata Steel deal accepted in Scunthorpe | Sandwich workers could strike in Corby | National Gallery staff want living wage | Ballot for Romec workers | Resistance meeting in Donnington | Library protest called in Barnsley

Save Barnsley Central Library campaign

03 December 2013
Some 50 people demonstrated in Barnsley town centre on Monday of last week against plans to close the Central Library.

Campaigners form chain around Barnsley central library

19 November 2013
Up to 200 people formed a human chain round Barnsley central library last Saturday to protest against Barnsley’s  Labour council’s plans to demolish it.

South Gloucestershire council workers back on strike

12 November 2013
Strong pickets joined the fourth strike in two months in south Gloucester libraries on Saturday of last week. 

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