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
Local government conference vows to campaign for libraries and cultural services.
In recent years they’ve seen the value of their pay fall, now the university wants to cut their income in retirement too
UNISON members share their experiences of what the local government cuts have meant for library services where they live and work
Libraries are under threat – what’s happening with them in your area?
Dave Prentis takes support and solidarity to north London picket line in strike over plans to outsource library service
Neath Port Talbot branch fought a successful campaign against library closures – so just how did they do it?
UNISON backs BBC report that reveals loss of 8,000 jobs and 343 libraries in six years
Friends and fellow UNISON members Elaine Brooks and Elaine Cotterell have worked in libraries all their lives. They travelled to London to defend their passion
A local government member tells us about the effect of cuts on his community’s archive
As a library assistant my job is to be the first point of contact for people who come in to use the services – I look after the book stock, order new books, transfer books, advise parents on what level children’s books their child should have and more
Of course these are tough times for public services and those who provide them – but victories like this give us hope that the tide can turn, and that the resources which have helped so many generations of working people will still be there to support generations to come.
Neath Port Talbot reverses plans to close libraries, mobile library service and museum after UNISON-organised petition
All in a day’s work for today’s librarian
Still time to sign petition which will be handed in to Neath and Port Talbot county borough on Monday 11 January