Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/22464

Posted on 24 March 2016 at 14:01 GMT

Greenwich save libraries lobby, March 2016, photo by Kaz

Greenwich save libraries lobby, March 2016, photo by Kaz   (Click to enlarge)

Greenwich labour councillors given the red card

Library campaigners in Greenwich red-carded Labour councillors who refused to sign a pledge committing to do all they can to keep libraries open. The lobby was organised following the end of a consultation exercise into proposals to scrap the mobile library.

To the shame of Labour councillors, only one of them was willing to say that they will use their position as a councillor to fight for the library service. On the same night, the council was awarding the 'freedom of the borough' to ex-Greenwich council leader Chris Roberts whose legacy is the Tall Ships festival which now takes place in Greenwich each year at a cost of over 2 million each time.

So while libraries are closed, the people of Greenwich can console themselves by watching tall ships sail past Greenwich once a year!

The campaign to save the mobile library will now escalate to make sure that this precious and much valued service is protected.


This version of this article was first posted on the Socialist Party website on 24 March 2016 and may vary slightly from the version subsequently printed in The Socialist.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.






Related links:

Greenwich:

triangleNo to the Woolwich monster block

triangleUnite local government sector plans strike ballot

triangleMcStriker addresses Greenwich trade unionists

triangle'Ana Key MP' - Socialist artist responds to attacks

triangleGreenwich & Bexley Socialist Party: Labour's manifesto - a programme for a socialist Labour government?

Labour:

triangleVictory: how school strike beat 'academy' privatisers

triangleTories prepare for possible snap election

triangleStudent leaders claim one million on the streets against Brexit - fight for a workers' exit

triangleAntisemitism, Israel-Palestine, & the left

Councillors:

triangleObituary: Tony Byrne 1939 - 2018

triangleTUSC stands against Birmingham council's cuts and attacks on workers

triangleHaringey councillors need to fight austerity now

Library:

triangleBromley library workers win strike campaign

triangleBromley library workers walk out over 'insulting' pay offer

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

23/5/18

Housing

40 attend Socialist Party housing campaign launch in Windsor

23/5/18

Pride

Sheffield Pride organisers defeated in attempt to ban politics

23/5/18

Leicester

Leicester socialists fight poverty-paying sweatshops

23/5/18

The Socialist

Let's sell 1,000 extra copies of issue 1000!

23/5/18

Students

Student leaders claim one million on the streets against Brexit - fight for a workers' exit

23/5/18

Leeds

College staff caught between the devil and the deep blue sea

23/5/18

Harrogate

Services disappearing from Harrogate

23/5/18

Tesco

Solid strike at Tesco Dagenham distribution centre forces pay talks

23/5/18

PCS

PCS conference votes for strike action

23/5/18

Academies

Victory: how school strike beat 'academy' privatisers

23/5/18

Strike

First ever strike at TGI Fridays

23/5/18

Trump

Stop Trump! Build for 13 July student walkouts

16/5/18

TUC

Thousands on TUC demo

16/5/18

Huddersfield

'When we fight, we can win' - campaign halts hospital closure

16/5/18

Walthamstow

Save Our Square takes fight to developers

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999