NOV 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Library Toilet Issue Floats Up Again
staff angry at the proposed replacement of the information centre
with toilets staged a protest in Coventry city centre today.
20 staff came out of the building with placards during their lunch
hour to highlight their concern at the decision.
want to move the information centre upstairs from its present
ground floor location, and move public toilets into the space.
there has been a chorus of opposition from the staff. They say
they have not been consulted about the move and are worried that
there will be a loss of facilities for people who need information
cabinet member in charge of the project, Cllr Dave Batten, has
insisted that staff are being consulted. But members of Unison
have written to the government saying that their concerns have
say they are only being consulted over the logistics of the move,
and not the principle of it.
Bernard Moore and Ian Harris joined the library workers today.
have also been campaigning against the switch, and have given a
public voice to the feeling of the staff, many of whom feel that
they cannot speak out against the council without risk of
library staff will be repeating their protest on Sunday at
4.30pm after the library has shut for the day.
had the desired effect. People were coming up and asking us what
was going on.”
campaigners are hoping to convince members of the city council to
change their mind about the toilets.
decision has been bouncing around various committees as some
councillors have questioned the scheme, but a final verdict could
be reached next week.