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Library workers ‘put heart and soul into service’

UNISON lays down plans to protect service and workers after hearing of members burned out and facing threats and violence

Article on the UNISON National site.

London march to save the arts and libraries

Hundreds of people will march from the British Library to Parliament Square tomorrow (Saturday) to call for an end to the cuts hitting the arts and libraries across the country. Members of UNISON, along with those from PCS and UNITE, will march past cultural landmarks in the capital in support of libraries and museums. The […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Reading between the lines: what’s going on with our libraries?

Libraries are under threat – what’s happening with them in your area?

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

Save libraries, museums and culture. Poster

Put this poster up to let people know we’re marching to end cuts to libraries, museums and culture on 3rd November in London. PDF for download only.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Save our libraries A3 board

Use this to celebrate SOS Day for libraries on 19 October 2017

Media on the UNISON National site.

How can you run a campaign to defend a service?

Neath Port Talbot branch fought a successful campaign against library closures – so just how did they do it?

Blogs on the UNISON National site.

Library closures: council threatens to rip the heart out of Essex communities

Essex County Council has announced plans to close a third of its libraries and draft in volunteers to keep others running. The council is launching a consultation, running for 12 weeks from 29 November on closing 25 libraries, handing 18 over to be fully run by volunteers, giving volunteers a greater role at 16 more, […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Save our Southend libraries

UNISON members from the Southend branch spent last Thursday visiting their local libraries as part of the annual Save Our Local Services campaign. This year’s SOS challenged the government’s library cuts and defended our precious library services and library workers.             The campaign highlighted how important  libraries and library workers […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Save our local services -libraries leaflet

Campaign leaflet – part of the save our services local government cuts campaign focussing on libraries.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Love your library? Tell us about it

UNISON survey of library workers will look at the effects of austerity cuts on the service

Article on the UNISON National site.

SOS day ‘I joined my library’ sticker

New sticker saying ‘I joined my library’
50mm diameter – 15 on a sheet

Media on the UNISON National site.

‘Library cuts slow down research into my local area’

A local government member tells us about the effect of cuts on his community’s archive

Article on the UNISON National site.

Public library service ‘hollowed out’ by job losses and cuts

UNISON backs BBC report that reveals loss of 8,000 jobs and 343 libraries in six years

Article on the UNISON National site.

Greenford Libraries flyer

Media on the UNISON Greater London site.

Swindon library closures show consequences of squeezed council funds

Commenting on plans finalised today to shut ten of Swindon’s fifteen libraries and reduce the opening hours of the remaining buildings, UNISON South West regional secretary Joanne Kaye said: “With only five libraries left, Swindon will lose the expertise and experience of staff, and the service will be harder to access for older people or […]

News, Press release on the UNISON South West site.