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18 March 2011
A meeting of over 100 angry residents packed into Dunchurch infants school, just outside Rugby, to hear the chair and local Liberal Democrat parish councillor declare that the only way to save the local library was to staff it using volunteers
16 March 2011
Cheltenham anti-cuts protester Rob Bishop has challenged Lib Dem MP Martin Horwood to a public debate over public spending cuts...
9 February 2011
OVER 80 protests took place around the country as part of a national day of action to defend the 450 libraries earmarked for closure, writes Nancy Taaffe, Library trade union convenor, Waltham Forest, north east London.
22 September 2010
On 15 September, dozens of striking Southampton library workers, Unison members, lobbied the Tory council as part of their fourth day of strike action, writes Nick Chaffey.
16 June 2010
Unison members working in Southampton libraries have voted by 80% in favour of strike action against Tory council plans to close libraries and replace trained librarians with volunteers...
8 April 2009
Following a four-month campaign by local communities and the opportunist intervention of local politicians of all parties, Wirral council's library closure programme has been suspended, writes Dave Lunn, Wirral Against the Cuts (WAC) steering committee, personal capacity.
11 June 2008
WALTHAM FOREST libraries Unison steward and Socialist Party member Nancy Taaffe spoke at a rally against cuts to library services and attacks on library workers' terms and conditions...
20 February 2008
NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY students have formed a "Freedom of speech fighters" group and are demonstrating at the university at midday on 21 February to defend the democratic right to protest....
6 February 2008
CAMPAIGNERS celebrated at Bristol's Council cabinet meeting on 3 February when the ruling Labour group announced the withdrawal of their threat... By Robin Clapp, Bedminster Socialist Party and MACA Chair - personal capacity
23 January 2008
Bristol: THE FIGHT to defend Marksbury Road library from closure by Labour-controlled Bristol city council, is gathering momentum... By Wayne Coombes, Bristol South Socialist Party and MACA member
4 April 2007
WHEN SOCIALIST Party members discovered that an unpublicised visit was taking place in the refurbished Walthamstow Library, we decided we needed to be at this event...
30 March 2007
ON 22 March, striking librarians from across Hampshire marched through Winchester to show their anger at the Conservative county council's plans to cut 27 jobs and slash the pay of another 17 librarians...
19 March 2005
NANCY TAAFFE is a part-time library assistant and member of UNISON. She campaigned in favour of strike action against New Labour's attacks...
13 September 2003
IN A blatant attempt to victimise union activists, Waltham Forest council is disciplining two library workers for walking out and joining the protests on Day X when war with Iraq started...
17 January 2003
AT THE end of last year Hackney council made vicious attacks on union activists. They suspended the two job-share UNISON branch secretaries Brian Debus and Will Leng and the branch equalities officer John
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