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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
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors
3 May 2017
Exhibition review: 'Russian revolution - hope, tragedy, myths': This new exhibition at the British Library draws on an extensive collection to take visitors through the key events of the Russian revolution
12 April 2017
Artists and culture workers have backed calls for no-cuts council budgets, and cross-union campaigns against poverty pay and under-representation of oppressed groups.
5 April 2017
Unite union members working in Bromley libraries began the first of eight days of strike action on 1 April. The long-running dispute is in defence of the library service from privatisation.
29 March 2017
To show our opposition to the planned closure of ten of Plymouth's 17 libraries, Socialist Party members will join community campaigners in attending the last in a series of consultation meetings
22 March 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Subway poverty pay; prison officers' tribunal victory; Deliveroo Leeds demo; Forest Hill School strike.
22 March 2017
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Billionaires v zero-hour workers; massive inheritances v paupers' funerals; house prices v wages; butlers v British Library.
8 March 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Bromley library victory, academy opposition in Camden and a Liverpool dockers strike.
1 February 2017
Like other Labour-controlled local authorities, Leicester City Council is in the process of doing the Tories' bidding by destroying our city's public services.
9 November 2016
Walsall council, in one of the poorest areas of the west Midlands, is closing 15 of its 16 libraries. Sadly, this is just one of many examples of ruthless cuts which will deny young people a future.
9 November 2016
"Don't make a bonfire of our culture", read the PCS banner that led the 5 November demonstration against cuts and privatisation in museums and libraries. Over a thousand people marched through central London, including culture sector workers and library campaigners and a contingent of French workers organised in the CGT trade union federation.
2 November 2016
On 5 November trade unions and community campaigns will march together
19 October 2016
Bristol is facing massive attacks on its jobs and services, under a rapidly capitulating newly elected Labour mayor, Marvin Rees. The mayor, when challenged on television that he was elected on an anti-austerity platform, surprised the interviewer by saying "no".
12 October 2016
Unite the Union members are celebrating another victory against privatisation
14 September 2016
Library workers in Bromley, south London, have defeated their Tory council's plans to turn eight libraries into volunteer services.
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