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 … Continue reading #High5Heritage!
Boston Spa's David Johnson gives Blind Jack Metcalfe the lowdown on heritage funding in Knaresborough town centre. York celebrates highwaymen, but Knaresborough's heroes had more peaceful occupations - Blind Jack was a road maker, and if he helped Turpin along we are sure it wasn't intentional! Don't forget - tweet your own pic to #high5heritage@prospectunion … Continue reading Building roads to the future
Despite the weather, on 26 January 2015, fifty Prospect members gathered in York to discuss problems in the heritage sector, including four from the British Library branch (Janet Ashton, Chris Martyn, John Tiplady and myself). Prospect Vice-President, Denise Maguire described the heritage sector as “A massive success story for the UK”. She introduced Prospect’s Heritage … Continue reading Heritage in a Cold Climate Summit
British Library Branch was well-represented at the TUC's "Britain Needs a Pay Rise" march on Saturday October 18th. There were Committee members and ordinary members from both London and Boston Spa Sections present to march in the Prospect delegation from Embankment to Hyde Park Corner, where assorted General Secretaries gave speeches about social inequality and … Continue reading Heritage needs a pay rise
It's an important week in public services. As political parties start to think ahead to the election, we public service staff are keen to let the world know what's been happening in our workplaces, and to send a definite message to government and public that things cannot continue this way. The scale of the cuts … Continue reading A big week for public sector staff