Library workers in Spain, inspired by the Save our Libraries Day protests in Great Britain, decided this year to protest. The CNT union in the National Library of Spain asked for international solidarity. It has been in a conflict with the National Library because of its use of outsourced workers instead of permanent staff and because of repressions and firings made by the library against its activists.
ZSP produced different material for the informational actions. The first was a bilingual text for use in Spanish lessons in schools and universities. The material explained about this conflict and also the strike of the ABB workers, examining the labour issues involved and informing that the ZSP in Poland is also campaigning against the abuses of temporary work or outsourcing. Posters went up in different places and also ZSP gave the text out as leaflets to other students, such as the language students at the Cervantes Institute, which is run by the government of Spain to teach Spanish in other countries. The material was also taken by other teachers who might use it for discussion in their classes as well.
ZSP also made leaflets for library workers which mentioned the problem of the Spanish comrades and placed it in an international context, concentrating on local problems related to budget cuts and labour conditions. We invite all those affected by such policies to demonstrate with us on March 31 when we will protest, among other things, the cuts and the anti-social policies of the government.