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LIBRARY STAFF TO STRIKE AGAINST LESS STAFF AND LESS PAY BY OUTSOURCED LIBRARY MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Unite take strike action to maintain staff numbers and keep current pay scales promised by Greenwich Leisure Limited

Unite The Union members will begin all out indefinite strike action from 28 th March. This action takes place following the failure of Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) who took over the library contract last year, to properly staff our libraries. This is despite all the promises from the Council. GLL are also refusing to pay staff the local government pay offer – despite initially agreeing to do so. That’s another promise broken – under GLL staff will be under poorer conditions than local government colleagues. 

It is also very suspicious that the Council and GLL are refusing to release a report which went to Council last year and which set out how GLL would make efficiency savings. This is despite freedom of information requests made by the union. Instead the Council are hiding behind so called “commercial confidentiality”.Workers have had enough!

That is why Unite members voted by 100% for strike action. We are not wasting any more time – all out indefinite strike action begins on 28 th March. Join us on our first day of strike action from 8 am at Bromley Central Library.

 

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