Where is CILIP?

Librarywebbie comments on the Guardian article about Bangor University proposing to sack most of its professional library staff: Question is, why is there no mention on CILIP’s website? I hope they are lobbying strongly. I had the same thought last year when Kent librarians went on strike over the County Council’s plans to reduce the number of professional library staff from 84 to 54.6 and put more responsibility on unqualified or paraprofressional staff. Have a look on CILIP’s website and see if you can find anything on either story. The CILIP South East Branch issued a newsletter in September 2004 and still didn’t comment on it. I understand that CILIP is not a union, but the status of professional staff is surely central to their cause. I notice their website does have information on the Tsunami and recovering libraries there which, though very laudable, seems to be rather further from their remit.