British Library closed by strike action for first time

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To follow up on Ryan\'s story, The Guardian Says the British Library was closed by strike action for first time.
The 24-hour closure was over the library\'s refusal to raise a 4% pay award to staff. These include the library assistants - some of them earning only £10,000 to £15,000 a year.The strike closed the new St Pancras building\'s total of six reading rooms and a similar room at the library\'s outstation in Boston Spa, West Yorkshire. Scholars at a third centre, the British Newspaper Library at Colindale, north London, were only able to work if they had ordered material in advance.