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Nipsa is deluded over library service battle

Published 05/07/2016

A circular sent to library branches by public service union Nipsa to discourage members from supporting the Hands Off Our Libraries campaign must be condemned.

The circular claims the campaign has the potential to undermine the Nipsa campaign and distract from legitimate debate with Libraries NI.

The community - as well as the unions - have had a pivotal role in defence against library cuts.

Many Nipsa members are involved in the Hands Off campaign.

The Nipsa officials delude themselves that they are the sole and legitimate campaign against library cuts.

The Hands Off Our Libraries campaign is backed by Unite the Union, the Labour Party NI and other socialist parties.

All campaign groups against library cuts - unions, community groups and Left parties - must unite to defend against the Stormont cuts to this vital service.


Chairman, Mid-Ulster Trade Union Council

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