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11 August 2021
Outsourcing is the scourge of public services. It is the twisted idea that a company with no ties to the community could step in and do a better job than the public sector. That is demonstrably false.
5 February 2020
Bromley library workers achieved a victory after eight months on continuous strike
20 November 2019
A fight is on to keep the National Poetry Library free to join and use by the public
20 November 2019
Library and museum workers in Bradford were holding firm as they entered their third round of action from 18 November
2 October 2019
Unite union members employed by Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) in Bromley, south London, have been on indefinite strike since 6 June, in defence of the library service.
25 September 2019
Greenwich Leisure Limited, which has a contract to run public libraries in Bromley, will be meeting with the Unite union to discuss what is the longest running indefinite strike in the country.
31 July 2019
The long-running strike against the running down of Bromley libraries has not lost its enthusiasm
19 June 2019
Worcester Socialist Party did another door-to-door paper sale on the back of the article of our success in the St John's library campaign (see socialistparty.org.uk), writes Ruthie McNally, Worcester Socialist Party.
5 June 2019
Money has been found to secure the future of St John's and Warndon libraries in Worcester.
1 May 2019
The third instalment in the campaign to see off the cuts to services at St John's library, Worcester, took place on 20 April when 30 protesters gathered outside the library itself.
27 March 2019
28 people came to Worcester Socialist Party's second, very successful public meeting over the threats to library services
27 February 2019
The local library in St Johns, Worcester, is under threat of job losses, shorter hours and possible closure, along with another eight across Worcestershire
6 February 2019
Worcestershire's Tory county council wants to close nine community libraries, and sack workers and reduce opening hours in at least six others. We say no! Enough is enough!
30 January 2019
As we left this engrossing exhibition at the British Library my friend said: "there is nothing new under the sun".
22 August 2018
Libraries come from a tradition of workers' self-education. Their heyday was the 1950s when workers laboured in the factories and mines and libraries serviced a certain deprivation of the 'soul'.
22 April 2018
Bromley library workers have won a huge victory. This follows all out, indefinite strike action which began on 28th March
4 April 2018
Workers at all 14 of Bromley's libraries started indefinite strike action on 28 March over a "paltry and insulting" pay offer
24 January 2018
For the third year running, Kirklees council is looking to make cuts to its library services. A further £1.9 million is to be cut from the library services budget for 2018-19.
29 November 2017
This follows growing pressure from below in the Labour Party. The cracks are beginning to show in the council's assertion that it has no choice
13 September 2017
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