Library workers in Lambeth have voted unanimously, in an indicative ballot, for strike action against job and service cuts.
Unison has 90% union density in Lambeth Libraries; if it goes ahead, strike action would shut all of Lambeth’s libraries.
All “enquiry desk” staff are facing redundancy, and the mobile library service is closing as a result of a proposed Cultural Services restructure. As well as providing advice, enquiries desk staff run reading groups and story times.
Lambeth Libraries get more than 100,000 visits per month, and many local people rely on the services the council plans