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24 March 2016
Library campaigners in Greenwich red-carded Labour councillors who refused to sign a pledge committing to do all they can to keep libraries open
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.
17 February 2016
Coventry Central Library marked its 30th birthday on 10 February and the guest of honour at the celebration was leader of Coventry City Council Ann Lucas.
17 February 2016
Unite members in Greenwich and Bromley are escalating the libraries' campaigns in both boroughs following recent strike action which launched a joint campaign.
10 February 2016
in Greenwich and Bromley
25 November 2015
Library workers in Lambeth, south London, shocked Labour's cuts councillors with a lightning strike on 18 November.
18 November 2015
Labour controlled Lambeth Council in South London plans to devastate library services in the borough. It plans to close down five of its ten libraries in order to sell them off to private gym companies. Lambeth's residents are not prepared to put up with this attack.
18 November 2015
Momentum in Lewisham could play an important role in coordinating this work inside and outside the Labour Party so that a fighting alternative to austerity is built in Lewisham and nationally.
1 July 2015
On the back of their shock general election win, the Tories think they are untouchable. In one borough in south-east London, they plan to outsource more than 90% of staff.
24 June 2015
150 people, a dalek, a crocodile and Mickey and Minnie Mouse protested on 13 June against cuts to the Library of Birmingham.
20 May 2015
Protecting libraries is an important part of Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) campaigning. In Bristol, the independent mayor plans to close seven. Scandalously these cuts were fronted by the Green assistant mayor
13 May 2015
Students have twice occupied the Library of Birmingham to protest shortening opening hours and library closures across the city, writes James Brackley.
30 April 2015
Unite members working for Bromley council have begun a big escalation of the strike campaign launched to defend workers' rights and fight off mass privatisation, writes Socialist Party members in Bromley.
7 January 2015
The People's History Museum in Manchester has launched a campaign to plug a £200,000 funding shortfall when it loses central government funding in April, writes Tony Mulhearn
9 December 2014
The People's History Museum has launched a campaign to plug a shortfall
10 November 2014
Strikers won a deal that vacant posts will be filled and casual contracts reduced
3 September 2014
Socialist Party members in Huddersfield sold 24 copies of the Socialist and raised over thirty pounds for the fighting fund when campaigning against library closures last Tuesday lunchtime, writes Iain Dalton.
21 August 2014
Twenty five local supporters recently joined five campaign negotiators to protest outside Milford Haven library against the use of a high frequency 'mosquito' sound device
2 July 2014
Suffering from anxiety is difficult, even something simple like walking through the town to the local library is difficult enough
18 June 2014
Rhydyfelin library has reopened after Rhondda Cynon Taff (RCT) council closed it for just 16 days. Over 100 people from Rhydyfelin were jubilant as the library opened
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