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Call to Protest Against Community Links Putting Bromley Library Staff Out of Work

Library staff will be made redundant at six Bromley Libraries and replaced by volunteers provided by Bromley Community Links – Unite, Library staff and library supporters will voice their protest in the next few weeks outside Bromley Community Links in South Street, Bromley

Bromley Council has now announced the organisation that has been chosen to turn 6 Bromley libraries (Burnt Ash, Hayes, Mottingham, Shortlands, Southborough and St Pauls Cray) into volunteer run libraries.

Community Links will be at the forefront in replacing paid, professional library staff with an unreliable, volunteer run service. This will lead to the destruction of our libraries. Unite is demanding that Community Links pulls out with immediate effect. The organisation was the only bidder – showing a complete lack of general interest or support for the volunteer proposal. This follows two public consultations carried out by the Council where in both, the majority opinion of the people of Bromley was to reject volunteer run libraries and privatisation. But Bromley Council has decided to ignore the people it is supposed to serve.

In a matter of months, libraries could be handed over to Community Links to run into the ground.

Unite is now making this urgent call and is protesting against Bromley Community Links. Below are details of the campaign activity for the next few weeks.

Please do all you can to support this vital campaign to preserve and Save Our Libraries

Protest Outside Bromley Community Links:
Community House
South St
BR1 1RH (Near Bromley North Station)

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