Libraries news round-up: 19 October 2018

Chronicle Live: 19 October
Newcastle | Meet the Fenham residents backing divisive plans for an addiction recovery hub at their library

Chronicle Live: 19 October
Opening of controversial addiction recovery hub at Newcastle library is DELAYED

The Scotsman: 19 October
Pamela Tulloch: 21st century libraries are more popular than football 

Wales Online: 19 October
Blaenau Gwent | Strike action planned as leisure trust staff ‘forced to use food banks’
Aneurin Leisure Trust runs leisure centres, parks and libraries across 18 venues.
In January negotiations began between UNISON, Unite, GMB and Aneurin Leisure Trust over a cost of living pay rise after claims staff have been struggling to “make ends meet”.
But the joint trade unions have since rejected a proposed pay offer of 1% for the period between October 2018 and April 2019, and are now calling on the trust to return to negotiations.

The Star: 19 October
Doubt over £1.3 million Sheffield library transformation after bar company pulls out

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