21 July 2012
PCS members at the National Gallery in London’s Trafalgar Square will start a series of walkouts during the Olympics in protest against cuts in the number of gallery assistants.
Gallery assistants play a crucial role in protecting the many precious art works and exhibits at the public gallery. The management want to make job cuts that will mean multi-million pound artworks will be left unsupervised as a single assistant tries to cover two galleries at once.
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The PCS members are taking action to protect the art and services at the gallery that are meant to be protected so they can be enjoyed by the public for generations to come.
They are making a stand against what they call the “wrecking ball’ administration who are hell bent on demolishing public services at every opportunity – sneakily using the economic crisis as a cover for doing so”.
The first two-hour walkout will take place from 1pm to 3pm on Friday 27 July, whene there will also be a protest outside the gallery.
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