UNISON are holding a UK seminar in London on Monday 27 April, for our members who work in libraries across the country. The seminar will share best practice on campaigning to fight cuts, closures and privatisation as well as the worrying spread of staffless libraries and the increasing drive to hand libraries over to volunteers or to be run as mutuals or trusts.
Delegates will be asked to share ideas and views on how we can work together with communities in the fight to save our libraries and how we can hold politicians to account for their lack of action on saving our public library service.
It would be great if North Yorkshire library staff were represented at the seminar. We can send up to two delegates from North Yorkshire. The seminar will run from approximately 10.30am (with registration at 10am) until 4pm. A full and detailed programme of events will be available nearer the time. The venue is the UNISON Centre, which is a short walk from King’s Cross rail station.
If you are a UNISON library member and are interested in attending then please contact the branch office as soon as possible but no later than Friday 28 February.
You will need to take leave from work so please make sure you have agreed this with your employer before expressing an interest with us. The branch will cover the seminar fees (which includes lunch and refreshments) and also your travel costs to and from London. We can also assist with costs associated with caring responsibilities. All we ask in return is that you provide the branch with a summary report of the day that we can share with all our members.