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2 June 2014

Rhydyfelin library occupied by protesters

Community campaigners occupied Rhydyfelin library on 31 May in protest at its closure. Four of them chained themselves to the bookshelves

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30 April 2014

Fighting Library cuts in south Wales

Around 100 people, including Unison members, library users and anti-cuts campaigners gathered outside the Civic Offices in Barry on 28 April to protest against the Vale of Glamorgan council's plans to inflict brutal cuts on the library service

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2 April 2014

Kent 'peasants' storm Rochester

The peasants are revolting again in Kent! Dubbed by Medway Tory leader Alan Jarrett as 'peasants' for refusing to shut up at a council meeting, 200 angry Strood Library activists took to the streets

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19 February 2014

Medway council will "rue the day" they attacked library

Over 60 people attended a public meeting in Strood, one of the Medway towns in Kent, on 15 February to discuss the next moves in a grassroots campaign to save the local library

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2 October 2013

Lincoln: 400 march against Library cuts

Around 400 protesters marched in Lincoln on Saturday 21 September to save 32 Lincolnshire libraries from closure

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17 July 2013

Lincolnshire - save our libraries

Legendary US broadcaster Walter Cronkite once said that "whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation", writes Nick Parker.

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22 May 2013

Workplace news in brief

NUT vice president election: Socialist Party member Martin Powell-Davies is to stand for election as national vice-president of the teachers' union NUT

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20 May 2013

British Library strike action

PCS members at the British Library went on strike for a two-day programme of action on 16th and 17th May

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19 September 2012

Fight Tameside library cuts!

Councils across the country are obediently forcing working class communities to suffer Con-Dem cuts; the Labour-controlled council in Tameside, Greater Manchester, is no exception to this, writes Jamie Godding

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Chester Library protest - 12th May 2012, photo by Anna Vickery

17 May 2012

Council workers in Cheshire strike against attacks on pay

Staff from Cheshire West and Chester Council were left with no choice but to take industrial action in protest over changes to their contracts

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Greenwich library workers strike against privatisation, 27.4.12 , photo by Paul Mattsson

16 May 2012

Victory for Greenwich Unite library campaign

Lessons in the fight against privatisation of public services: Two days of strike action led to negotiations on pay and conditions

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Greenwich libraries strike against privatisation, 27.4.12, photo Paul Mattsson

9 May 2012

Greenwich libraries - fighting back can win

Strike action by Unite library workers in Greenwich, south London, has sent a clear message to Greenwich Leisure Limited against attacks on pay and conditions

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Onay Kasab speaking to Greenwich library workers on strike against privatisation, 27.4.12, photo Paul Mattsson

27 April 2012

Day 1: Just the beginning in the fight against library privatisation in Greenwich

The first day of five days of strike action got off to a flying start in Greenwich today

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5 October 2011

Fighting library closures

Campaigners face bullying and harassment: Waltham Forest council in east London has recently spent 18 million on private consultants and agency staff

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28 September 2011

Greenwich Unite takes fight to cuts councillors

Unite union members from across Greenwich took the fight against the cuts to the south London borough's council, writes Onay Kasab.

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14 September 2011

Save Surrey libraries!

Surrey County Council has threatened that another nine libraries will close if their local communities do not step forward and take them over with volunteers, writes Paul Couchman, Surrey County Unison branch secretary (personal capacity).

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28 July 2011

Surrey Library lobby a huge success

The Women's Institute joined 'Friends' groups, Library action groups, trade unionists and community anti-cuts campaigners on a mass lobby of Surrey County Council (SCC) on 26th July...

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11 May 2011

Library cuts hit staff and users: time for action against the cuts

The library service I work for has been told to cut over 1 million. Immediately this has led to the cutting of overtime for staff and the effective scrapping of a casual pool of labour

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23 March 2011

Want to fight the cuts? Join the socialists!

The relentless pursuit of profit brought about the banking crisis and recession. Our world is run on that basis - the short-sighted, chaotic capitalist system that exists only to enrich the fat cats...

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23 March 2011

Stopping the cuts with the NSSN

The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) is at the forefront of the battle against the Con-Dem cuts, writes Rob Williams, NSSN anti-cuts convenor.

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