Neighbourhood services in crisis

Natalie Ntim blogs

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Save Our Services: How cuts are hitting Black people

Black workers are usually the first to lose their job in a recession – and this has been true for services provided by local government in the latest recession

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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

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?

Save Our Services: Public pay the price of job cuts

Without a backbone of administrative and clerical workers to help take the strain, our vital local services will collapse

Social care services for older people

Where next for UNISON’s Save Our Local Services campaign in 2016?

When bus services are axed, it can isolate communities

“We are living in isolation” – Michelle Wilkes describes the impact of bus service cuts on her community

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?

English college review risks jobs and closures, warns union

‘Area-based reviews’ part of restructuring plans for post-16 education prompted by ‘the need to cut public expenditure’

Union campaign saves local libraries

Neath Port Talbot reverses plans to close libraries, mobile library service and museum after UNISON-organised petition

Save our services – where our campaign’s going in 2016

The local services we all benefit from need our help