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Council workers strike over cuts to services and pay

PUBLISHED: 10:43 07 April 2015 | UPDATED: 10:43 07 April 2015

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Libraries, parks and adult services staff will strike at different times

Workers at Bromley Council are striking today and tomorrow over cuts to services and pay.

Staff belonging to Unite, the country’s largest union, voted by 87 per cent in favour of the strike.

Libraries, parks and adult services staff will strike at different times over the two days, with a one-hour strike involving all three departments from 9am to 10am tomorrow.

More than a thousand people have registered their opposition to the council’s plans to outsource its libraries and replace qualified staff with volunteers.

Unite’s regional officer, Onay Kasab, said: “Unite is drawing a line in the sand against privatisation and austerity in local government.

“Council services should be for the public good – not a cash cow for the private companies benefiting from lucrative outsourcing contracts.

“The people of Bromley do not want services privatised, as shown by our library survey.”

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