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5 April 2017
Unite union members working in Bromley libraries began the first of eight days of strike action on 1 April. The long-running dispute is in defence of the library service from privatisation.
29 March 2017
To show our opposition to the planned closure of ten of Plymouth's 17 libraries, Socialist Party members will join community campaigners in attending the last in a series of consultation meetings
22 March 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Subway poverty pay; prison officers' tribunal victory; Deliveroo Leeds demo; Forest Hill School strike.
8 March 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Bromley library victory, academy opposition in Camden and a Liverpool dockers strike.
22 February 2017
The Bristol and District Anti-Cuts Alliance (Badaca) has written a letter to every councillor in Bristol calling on them to vote against the £101 million cuts budget being proposed by mayor Marvin Rees. Councillors met to vote on the budget on Tuesday 21 February, as the Socialist goes to press.
1 February 2017
Like other Labour-controlled local authorities, Leicester City Council is in the process of doing the Tories' bidding by destroying our city's public services.
9 November 2016
Walsall council, in one of the poorest areas of the west Midlands, is closing 15 of its 16 libraries. Sadly, this is just one of many examples of ruthless cuts which will deny young people a future.
9 November 2016
"Don't make a bonfire of our culture", read the PCS banner that led the 5 November demonstration against cuts and privatisation in museums and libraries. Over a thousand people marched through central London, including culture sector workers and library campaigners and a contingent of French workers organised in the CGT trade union federation.
2 November 2016
On 5 November trade unions and community campaigns will march together
12 October 2016
Unite the Union members are celebrating another victory against privatisation
12 October 2016
Working class campaigners glitter-bombed council steps and marched against Blairite gentrification and austerity in Lambeth, south London, on 8 October.
14 September 2016
Library workers in Bromley, south London, have defeated their Tory council's plans to turn eight libraries into volunteer services.
1 June 2016
A south London borough which closed two libraries to 'save' money is spending more than twice as much on security as it would have cost to keep them open
11 May 2016
Bristol's mayoral election saw the TUSC vote rise by over 450 from 2012 to 1,876 first preference votes.
28 April 2016
When Bristol council's Cabinet of all the talentless advocated a city-wide library consultation in 2014, it was obvious that cuts and closures were on the cards. Smooth words, glossy questionnaires and carefully orchestrated presentations to the public cut little ice with angry Bristolians.
11 April 2016
The community occupation of Carnegie Library in Lambeth, south London, ended proudly and defiantly on 9 April. Over a thousand local residents and workers marched in protest - including a rebel Labour councillor. But the fight to save this and three other libraries is not over.
6 April 2016
Unite members in the Socialist Party-led Greenwich branch defending the mobile library from closure held an open air story time on the steps of the town hall on 30 March.
4 April 2016
Carnegie Library in Lambeth, south London, is under community occupation. The borough's Labour council closed it on 31 March to begin transforming it into yet another gym.
30 March 2016
Librarians in Lambeth, south London, struck on 22 and 23 March against attacks on four of the borough's ten libraries, writes James Ivens.
23 March 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Teachers strike again in Scotland, Lambeth library workers walk out against closures, 250 jobs to go at the Guardian newspaper.
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