MORE than 70 Unite members will stage all-out strikes at Bradford’s 14 library and museums on Tuesday, December 3, and Friday, December 6, as well as targeted action on Monday, December 2, which will see strike action and a picket at Ilkley Library from 8.30am.

Unite members have already taken nine days of strike action about cuts to the service.

Unite regional officer Mark Martin said: “The public is strongly backing our campaign – we receive completed petition sheets every day from the public. We know that more than 100 members of the public have sent letters to their local councillors calling for the council to get back round the table and to stop cuts to the service.

“We would like to thank members of the public whose fantastic support has really buoyed up our members - people have stopped to talk to the pickets and brought warm drinks for free to the pickets. We are grateful to people for keeping up the pressure on their councillors to reach a resolution.”

The action comes as the council is holding a consultation, which closes on Friday, December 20, on the future of the library service. Unite is urging the public to make its views known.