Support Tate workers ballot and protest
Many hundreds of jobs are being cut in arts and heritage despite the recent announcement of a £1.57 billion rescue package.
Secretary of State Oliver Dowden said grants and loans would aim to preserve “crown jewels” in the arts sector but that hasn’t stopped redundancies and pension cuts for those who work with the crown jewels in the Tower of London.
Hundreds of the lowest paid often BAME staff have also been told their jobs are going in other major institutions including Tate, Southbank Centre, National Gallery, Historic Royal Palaces and the Royal Household. PCS are demanding the bail out money should be used to protect these lowest paid jobs.
Members at Tate galleries are leading the way and are balloting for strike action after an
indicative vote of 93% for strike on a 99% turnout. They have a day of action on 27 July when the galleries reopen with a socially distanced protest outside Tate Modern.
Watch this space for protests elsewhere too.
Please send messages of support to CultureSector@pcs.org.uk