Saturday, April 28, 2012

Strike: 'Greenwich 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."

For some of the background to this, see Ruth Rikowski’s blog at:

As Ruth Rikowski notes:

“The predictions I outlined in my Globalistion book, 'Globalisation, Information and Libraries' (Chandos Publishing: Oxford, 2005) are coming to pass (though later than I originally figured) – 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:

Ruth Rikowski (2005) Globalisation, Information and Libraries: The Implications of the World Trade Organisation's GATS and TRIPS Agreements (Chandos Series for Information Professionals), Oxford: Chandos Publishing



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