Wednesday, 25 April 2012

STRIKE: 'Greeenwich Libraries Staff to Strike over GLL Takeover'

"Unite union staff working at Greenwich Council's libraries are to strike for five days in protest at the council's decision to hand over the running of its libraries to GLL (Greenwich Leisure Ltd).

The switch to GLL management is due to take place from Monday 30 April but union representatives fear cuts to workers' pay and conditions, and are also angry about the lack of consultation over the move.

Strikes will take place on Friday 27th April, Saturday 28th April, Mondy 30th April, Tuesday 1st May, and Friday 11th May."

This leads on from my previous blog on this topic - see

The predictions I outlined in my Globalistion book, 'Globalisation, Information and Librares' (Chandos Publishing: Oxford, 2005) are coming to pass - libraries gradually being taken out of state control, firstly being run by trusts, charities and voluntary organisations, which paves the way for eventual and total privatisation.

How long will it take before the 'penny finally drops'? And how much will we have lost in the process and how much poorer will we be, before the 'penny finally drops'?

For more information and comments about it all see -

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