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
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
Don't despair: we're here til 2pm. Here's a copy of what we've been handing out.. Print off your own copy here for fiends and family: Invest in our heritage Or else contact one of your Branch Committee!
It’s a mild and sunny day here in London, and the British Library is very busy with readers and with other visitors who are enjoying the wonderful new exhibition "Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination”. Members of the Branch Committee and other Prospect members are standing outside on the Euston Road right now handing out … Continue reading Come outside and join us!
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