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Remember, remember…

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It’s the demonstration every Library & Museums campaigner has been calling for and now it’s on. The march will start from the iconic British Library and end outside the House of Commons for a Rally. Jeremy Corbyn is supporting the protest.

Public Libraries and Museums remain the lynchpin of communities, offering access to learning, reading, history, art, information and enjoyment. Libraries are, or should be, trusted public spaces for everyone. They play a crucial role in improving literacy, in combating the digital divide and in widening democratic involvement. BUT, in the UK since
2010, we’ve LOST:
• 8,000 paid and trained library workers;
• 343 libraries (600-plus including ones handed to volunteers); and
• One in five regional museums at least partially closed.

We’ve also seen:
• Libraries’ and museums’ opening hours cut;
• Budgets, education programmes and mobile/ housebound/specialist services slashed;
• An escalation in commercialisation and privatisation;
• A 93% increase in the use of volunteers in libraries;
• Income generation become the priority for almost 80% of museums.

This is a crisis and not an opportunity. Users, staff, campaigners and unions need to unite and fight before it’s too late. PCS Culture Sector, Unite the Union, Barnet UNISON & Save Barnet Libraries, and Campaign for the Book have been calling for a national demonstration to highlight the ‘clear and present danger’ to our national Library service. Support the protest on 5th November!

JEREMY CORBYN, Leader of Labour Party says: “I give my 100% support to this demonstration. The Tories have devastated our public services using austerity policies as justification. I promise that a Labour Government will act to ‘in-source’ our public and local council services and increase access to
leisure, arts and sports across the country. We will reverse the damage the Tories have done to our communities in the cities, towns and villages.”

March At Tory Party Conference: No to Austerity

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Barnet TUC and the Barnet Alliance for Public Services are putting on transport to get to Manchester to join the nationwide protests against Tory austerity and attacks on workers’ rights on Sunday the 4th of October.

There will be three pick-up points:

  1. 6:45 AM: Finchley Central
  2. 7 AM: Hendon Central
  3. 7.15 AM: Mill Hill Broadway

Tickets are £15 for waged people, and £1 unwaged (plus donations if you can afford it).

Contact Barnet UNISON Tel. 020 8359 2088 Fax: 020 8446 5245 Email: contactus@barnetunison.org.uk

Demo called by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity and the Trades Union Congress.

Join Us To Leaflet For Libraries

Join Us – To leaflet for the Childrens March for Libraries on the 12th of September. We will be meeting outside the Bohemia in North Finchley at 12 and leafleting till 2pm every Saturday from now till the march on the 12th of September  – Join Us!!!

Every Saturday till the march on the 12th of September

15/08/15 12 till 2pmChildrens_March

22/08/15 12 till 2pm

29/08/15 12 till 2pm

05/09/15  12 till 2pm

At the Bohemia, North Finchley

Contact Tirza on 07957486379

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childrens march for libraries

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This is the first & special invitation to join our

Kids4Libraries march on Saturday 12 September

Details of the route & times are in the flyer below.

The march will be divided into four blocks.

Block A will be the wonderful London Metropolitan Brass Band.

Block B will be children & families.

Block C will be Library campaigns from across the UK. If you are part of a Library campaign please come & join us & tell us about what you are doing. We need to build a strong national vibrant Library campaign.

Block D will be community campaigns & trade unions. We have the honour of the Durham Miners leading off
this block. We want to see hundreds of banners to show Solidarity for Libraries & public services.

A red bus & or Fire Engine will follow at the back of the march. This will provide transport who are unable to walk the length of the march.11737852_10153367435676206_5518402009579457023_n

Check out details of the route see below

On Twitter look out for

‪#‎Kids4Libraries‬

 

 

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