PCS members at National Gallery to stage two-hour Olympic walk-out

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.

How to help

>> Join the solidarity picket and rally
1-3pm, National Gallery
Trafalgar Square, London WC2

>> Send a message of support to the strikers.

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.

In dispute? Tell us

If you are on strike or in dispute, please tell us and give details of where to send messages of support and donations.

Email the website editor and we will put out a call for solidarity.

Please include your phone number for us to get in touch (we won’t publish it).

Pic by Coolinsights

1 comment

  1. edward mcgurk said:

    From all at Branch NE407\10
    Good luck
    Stay strong

    26 July 2012 at 8:08pm

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