Tag: strike action

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February 2018

Burnham-On-Sea: 22 February Somerset | ‘Save Highbridge Library’ protest held outside County Council meeting http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-22-02-18.php Gravesend Report: 22 February Kent | Meopham library officially opens http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/meopham-library-officially-opens-1-5404191 i News: 22 February Secondary school pupils up to three years behind in reading ability…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 April 2016

DCMS : April 2016 Taking Part focus on: libraries – Statistical Release https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/519675/Libraries_short_story_-_FINAL.pdf Bristol 24/7 Radio : 28th April Library assistants go on strike http://www.bristol247.com/channel/news-comment/daily/politics/library-assistants-go-on-strike Harrow Times : 28th April Outgoing mayor says the voluntary sector is key to Harrow’s future…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 April 2016

Juice Radio : 26th April Plans to merge Hove library with its museum have been put on hold https://www.juicebrighton.com/news/brighton-news/1964365/breaking-hove-library-decision-deferred/ Sheffield Telegraph : 26th April Volunteers put in £1m of time running Sheffield libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/volunteers-put-in-1m-of-time-running-sheffield-libraries-1-7874247 The Star : 26th April Letter | They…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 April 2016

Newbury Today : 6th April West Berkshire | Were council’s library closure proposals legal? http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/17786/Were-council-s-library-closure-proposals.html BBC News : 6th April Education | Too many school libraries ‘face cuts or closure’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35940002 DAILY MIRROR : 6th April Teachers call for Ofsted to check school libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 March 2016

Brixton Blog : 14th March New strike over library plans http://www.brixtonblog.com/new-strike-library-plans/36270 The Bookseller : 14th March Finland ranked most literate nation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/finland-most-literate-nation-324313 Brixton Blog : 14th March Carnegie library – the issues http://www.brixtonblog.com/carnegie-library/36290 Get West London : 14th March Boris…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February 2016

DCMS : 16th February Letter | from Parliamentary Under Secretary of State to Lord Collins of Highbury http://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP2016-0146/Letter_to_L._Collins_of_Highbury_16.02.16.pdf ITV News : 23rd February Libraries in Reading face Government cuts http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2016-02-23/libraries-in-reading-face-government-cuts/ Telegraph & Argus : 23rd February Bradford | Amended Council budget proposals could bring better…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 January 2016

On the Wight : 19th January What do we do if the money runs out? IOW council chief asks Government The council chief’s letter to the DCLG’s Shafi Khan is embedded in the article.   http://onthewight.com/2016/01/19/iwc-ceo-writes-to-government/ Harlow Star : 19th January Dementia sufferers in…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th January Joanna Trollope: ‘UK cannot afford to close one single public library’ http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/13/joanna-trollope-uk-not-afford-close-one-single-public-library THE BOOKSELLER : 12th January Authors lead support for My Library By Right campaign http://www.thebookseller.com/news/authors-lead-support-cilips-library-campaign-319953 Chronicle Live : 13th January Libraries in Newcastle…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 November 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1405 13-26 November Library News (p.35) | Cobbett Road Library, Southampton In newsagents today London Evening Standard : 11th November London library workers ballot to strike over plans to turn libraries into ‘healthy living centres’ http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-library-workers-ballot-to-strike-over-plans-to-turn-libraries-into-healthy-living-centres-a3111676.html Barry &…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 October 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 7th OctoberCouncils can lead the way on rethinking public services The managed withdrawal of services such as libraries …. will probably see a majority of councils through to the end of the decade.http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/07/councils-rethink-public-services-devolution-george-osborne This Is Local London : 7th…

Library News Round-up: 27 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 27th FebruaryEssential reading for those destroying our librarieshttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/lets-face-it-our-free-museums-subsidise-tourists-10069808.htmlPublic Finance : 27th FebruaryMayor of Liverpool | Our finances are flashing red: local government must be funded properlyhttp://opinion.publicfinance.co.uk/2015/02/our-finances-are-flashing-red-local-government-must-be-funded-properly/LGA : 27th FebruaryBromley staff balloted for strike action over ‘privatisation’ plans‘Unite is drawing…

Library News Round-up: 30 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 30th OctoberGovernment turns 1,000 public buildings into WiFi hotspotshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/broadband/11197617/Government-turns-1000-public-buildings-into-WiFi-hotspots.html Vaizey: Public-building wi-fi cash will keep cities ‘internationally competitive’ – 30th Octoberhttps://www.cable.co.uk/news/vaizey-public-building-wi-fi-cash-will-keep-cities-internationally-competitive-700000196/The Star : 30th OctoberMinister ‘not minded’ to order inquiry into Sheffield library takeoverhttp://www.thestar.co.uk/news/minister-not-minded-to-order-inquiry-into-sheffield-library-takeover-1-6925187Liverpool Echo : 30th OctoberAuthors plan…