Monday, 17 August 2020

313 Tate Staff To Lose Their Jobs

Three days ago PCS (Public & Commercial Services Union) announced that Tate Enterprises are going ahead with plans to make 313 of their staff redundant, so their response is to strike. 

PCS asked for three things...

  • 10% of the expected £7mililion government support to be invested in Tate Commerce
  • No redundancies, while senior staff are earning in excess of £100,000 salaries.
  • That, (if the bailout money is not enough, the Tate must stand with PCS in demanding the government does more.
The strike begins tomorrow...
 

18 & 19 August

Picket lines: 9.30am Tate Britain and Tate Modern

Protest: 11am Tate Modern (Turbine entrance)

 

21 August

Picket lines: 9.30am Tate Britain and Tate Modern

Protest: 11am Tate Britain (Atterbury Street)

 

22 August

Picket lines: 9.30am Tate Britain and Tate Modern

Protest: 11am Tate Modern (Turbine entrance)

A Union rep told The Rebel magazine that artists and/or fans of the Tate staff in a position of power can help by doing anyone of the 4 things listed below. 
  • They could publicly post about our strike campaign 
  • Write a statement of support that we can publish through our channels
  • Donate to the strike fund
  • They could put us in touch with people in their network that they think might be able to support us on any of the above.

If you want to get in touch which the Union reps e-mail: harry_pye@hotmail.com and he will forward your messages on a.s.a.p

To donate money go: here  

                                 Thanks to Raksha Patel for providing the photos on this post

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