Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Lambeth Library staff vote to strike over library cuts

http://lambeth-unison.org/2016/01/12/lambeth-library-staff-to-strike-over-library-cuts/

I'm pleased to be able to link to the new Lambeth UNISON website which carries the positive news of overwhelming support from UNISON members in Lambeth libraries for the leadership from their shop stewards.

Libraries are at the sharp end of austerity in many areas and the workforce will need to be prepared to fight to save their service (and jobs). Workers in Lambeth are not alone in preparing for action in defence of the library service and it will make sense if activists and branches can coordinate this action to maximise political pressure.

The challenge for the official structures of our trade unions beyond branch level is whether the unions can play a positive role in facilitating this coordination.

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