Lambeth Libraries strike suspended – victory for jobs and services

21 Jul

Libraries strike suspended – victory for jobs and services
 
Strike action planned to close all Lambeth Council’s libraries on Friday 22 July
will not now be going ahead as the council management conceded that there will
be no compulsory redundancies in an offer put to the union today.

 
The latest management offer will be put to all UNISON members in Libraries at a
joint shop meeting on Monday. No deal can be made before it is discussed and agreed
by members in Libraries and we can not rule out industrial action to protect the
service, but management’s offer represents a significant victory as it protects both
our jobs and many frontline services.

 
This is a tribute to the unity and determination of our members in the libraries,
who were ready to strike to defend the library service and protect their jobs. This
is a lesson to every other worker – in Lambeth Council and elsewhere – that to look
after your interests you have to be prepared to take industrial action.

 
Lambeth UNISON, Libraries section

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