Strike hits Bradford’s libraries and museums

Staff at Bradford's 14 Bradford libraries and museums are to strike for 14 days in protest against budget cuts.

Members of the Unite union, the 50 staff members are to walk out on for two days on October 21 and 22, November 5, 6, 7, 18 and 21, and for five days from December 2.

Image shows aerial view of Btradford's Cartwright Hall museums

Bradford Council is cutting its £1.8m museums and galleries budget by £500,000 in 2020/21, and its libraries budget of £2,824,000 by more than half, £1.5 million.

Union members voted by 77% to to strike action. “The number of strike days demonstrates how passionately our members feel about the swingeing cuts that the council is hell-bent on forcing through which could see funding for this service axed by 65 per cent” said Unite’s regional officer, Mark Martin.

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