Unite members working in Greenwich Libraries lobbied the Council AGM on 18th May in the latest stage of the Unite campaign to save the Mobile Library. This much loved service issues over 30,000 books to children in the borough every year – that is what is at stake if the proposal to close the Library goes ahead. The union has handed in a petition signed by over 1000 residents in just a few days.
A public consultation finished on 18th March – but the Council has refused to release the results. Originally, a decision was due to be made by the Council on 19 May – but this has now been postponed. Unite has so far taken four days of strike action in a determined campaign.
“We know the public support the campaign. We have made our case by answering all the points in the Council report. We have shown our determination – now it’s time for the council to listen” said Sara Kasab, Unite Convenor, Greenwich Libraries.