St. Pancras #KnowYourReps

L/R David Waldock, Helena Byrne, Iwona Jurkiewicz, Marja Kingma and Tony Corsini.


St. Pancras Section Committee 2017:

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Marja Kingma


Michelangelo Staffolani

Membership Secretary

Tony Corsini


Ordinary Members

Mark Naylor

David Waldock

Helena Byrne


Health & Safety Reps

Julia Wiland

Wendy Kemp


Learning Rep

Iwona Jurkiewicz


Estates Rep

Mark Naylor


Boston Spa #KnowYourReps

L/R Janice Woods, David Johnson, Chris Martyn, Andrew Robinson, Terry Chapman & Marjorie Newson.


Boston Spa Section Committee 2017:

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Philp Bishop                          


David Johnson                       


Andrew Robinson                  


Ordinary Members

Terry Chapman

Chris Martyn

Janice Woods                          


Health & Safety Reps

Clare Elwen

Graham Ford

Andrew Robinson


Learning Reps

Marjorie Newson

Andrew Robinson                


On November 25th, the day of the much-anticipated and feared Spending Review, Prospect reps received the surprising and welcome news that the Library will see no cash reduction in Grant in Aid to 2010-21.

Having anticipated 25-40% cuts, this was infinitely better than expected, though in real terms (once inflation is taken into account) it still amounts to a reduction of about 10% over the next five years, on top of the big cuts of the last 5 years.

The Branch would like to take this opportunity to thank all Prospect members, reps and staff, Library readers and supporters, and members of the public who, over the last few years, have taken part in the campaign against cuts to the Library and other heritage organisations by joining demonstrations, talking to friends and contacts, being active on social media, helping with leafleting campaigns, speaking at conferences and writing to their MPs. Everything has helped and your help has been really appreciated. The work done by Prospect has been recognised by BL management and highlighted at recent staff talks, where the High5heritage Twitter campaign received a particular name check.

Locally, the Branch will continue to engage with management to make sure that the outcome of the Spending Review brings benefits to members’ pay, terms and conditions.

There has never been a more important time to be a member of a Union, and there has never been a time when its benefits and influence have been more apparent.


Today’s the day! – Please support Britain’s national library, its museums and other heritage organisations by tweeting a selfie tagged #high5heritage and copying it to @prospectunion.

The Library and other organisations are threatened with cuts of up to 40% in the forthcoming Spending Review. Coming on top of the 30% inflicted between 2010 and 2015, this will do untold damage. It also makes no economic sense – for every pound invested, heritage organisations generate £5 in the UK economy.

The current government places great value on the creative industries, and we are asking friends and users of the BL to send a clear message to Treasury that this is inconsistent with further cuts. It’s easy! Just take your selfie (you don’t even need to show your face!) and tweet away.

Let’s get the message trending if we can!