Thursday, July 7, 2016
Library Workers in Ireland Vote on Industrial Action
Library workers in twelve counties in Ireland were asked to vote on industrial action after plans were announced to amalgamate library services. IMPACT, the union representing the library workers, has stated that the workers and other relevant officials were not properly consulted about the plans, which could leave some counties without a librarian and force workers to travel long distances to get to their new workplace. In total, 87% of the library workers voted in favor of industrial action. The affected counties include: Carlow, Cavan, Cork City, Cork County, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Longford, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath.