Thursday, September 24, 2015
Library Closures and Lay-Offs in Kirklees
Despite the efforts of Unite Community in petitioning against lay-offs and closures in Kirklees Council, cabinet ministers there have approved a plan to close two of the council's twenty-six library locations and possibly eliminate 88 full-time equivalent positions. Only eight of the remaining libraries will be staffed by librarians and funded by the council. The other sixteen libraries will rely on volunteers and a single council employee at each location. All mobile library services have been eliminated.