UNISON is advising staff not to work at Carnegie Library

GLL will be staffing Carnegie Library in a clear breach of policy. UNISON is advising our members not to work there until the issue is resolved

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Support Councillor Rachel Heywood!

Councillor Rachel Heywood’s brave public call for support with local residents and workers fighting to keep libraries open is a real inspiration. Clearly the Labour Council leaders were furious with her—they voted to suspend her as a Labour Councillor for 6 months.  Now other councillors are speaking out—a sign that the growing movement against the demolition of our homes and the closure of our libraries is having an effect. The Progress dominated council are losing the argument, and if they carry on like this then it will have a damaging impact on Labour’s local performance in the next council elections.

Please sign the petition for her reinstatement https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/support-rachel-heywood-and-lift-the-suspension-now

Lambeth Council on local libraries: Frequently asked questions and non-answers

For the last three months, Lambeth UNISON has submitted a series of questions concerning impact of Culture2020 and the closure of several of our libraries to be converted into “Healthy Living Centres”. Senior council officials have delayed responses and refused to treat our question seriously – they wouldn’t even give us a reply in an official meeting but told us to “Look on the website” for their response.

Below are the most relevant questions, their answers and our response. Continue reading

Labour members support Carnegie library occupation and call for Jeremy Corbyn to visit

Labour Party members across the country are backing this statement in support of the occupation of Carnegie library – more than a hundred from across the country over the course of the weekend.
Please add your or your organisation’s name by emailing labour4libraries@gmail.com (all signatories pc unless indicated) or fill out the form below Continue reading