Speak up for Libraries lobby of Parliament

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8 February 2016 11:00pm–11:00pm

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, SW1A 0AA

Through the union’s work as part of the Speak Up For Libraries coalition, plans are now underway for a lobby of Parliament, to help save our public library service.

The lobby will take place on 9 of February 2016 and UNISON is encouraging members to take part.

Details about the timings of the day, the key messages to take to MPs, the speakers at the pre-lobby rally and more will be released soon.

Information will also be shared on Speak up for libraries website and on Twitter at @SpeakUp4Libs.


10am – steward briefing.

11-1 Rally 

11 – Library videos

11:20 – Alan Gibbons – setting the scene and introducing the first author

11:30 – Cath Cassidy

11:40 – CILIP speaker

11:50 – Eve Ainsworth

12 – Voices for the Library speaker

12:10 – Jake Arnott

12:20 – Heather

12:30 – Library Campaign speaker

12:40 – John Dougherty

12:50 – Alan Gibbons – reminder on how to lobby and round up


1pm onwards – lobbying of MPs