Library staff ‘scared and stressed’ about working through lockdown

UNISON calls for libraries to stay completely closed, to protect library workers and their families

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Safety in libraries must be a priority

‘Our library workers need the certainty that will come with their workplaces being closed for this next lockdown phase’

UNISON publishes library reopening guidance

Advice for a ‘gradual and phased’ return puts safety first

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Library workers: have you experienced abuse at work?

“I’ve also had customers hurl racist abuse at me and others have refused to be served by me.”

Shocking picture of austerity cuts to local services is revealed by UNISON

Hundreds of youth centres, libraries and public toilets causing huge impact on communities

Changing tactics in campaign for future of libraries

Councils are using every trick in the book to offload their libraries

Behind the headlines, Magazine, Uncategorized on the Magazine site.

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

Love your library? Tell us about it

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

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 […]

‘Save the arts and libraries’ march goes through London cultural landmarks to Parliament

Cash-trapped councils across the country have had no choice but to cut back on culture and libraries spending in a desperate attempt to save core services

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Culture is a human need

Local government conference vows to campaign for libraries and cultural services.

Proposed pension changes will hit lowest paid university staff

In recent years they’ve seen the value of their pay fall, now the university wants to cut their income in retirement too

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‘Ten thousand books were pulped’ – your library stories

UNISON members share their experiences of what the local government cuts have meant for library services where they live and work

‘Ten thousand books were pulped’ – your library stories

UNISON members share their experiences of what the local government cuts have meant for library services where they live and work

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.
Librarian Shazzia Rock reads to children at her library

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

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