LIBRARY workers say their strike action led to victory in a dispute over the service's transfer.

The Unite union called a strike last month which led to 11 out of 13 libraries being closed in Greenwich borough.

Their action followed the service's transfer from the council to the Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) organisation - an action which led to concerns by workers over changes to contracts.

Unite now claims that negotiations following the strikes have led to library workers not being put on GLL contracts, keeping the same terms as previously.

Regional officer for the union Onay Kasab said: "I am proud of the fact that these workers were prepared to stand up and fight in defence of pay and conditions.

"It is only because they have made clear that they will strike, that these assurances have been won.

"They have won a victory."

GLL was unavailable for comment.