GALLERY UPHOLD CANDY’S SACKING AS PETITION TOPS 120,000!
Candy Udwin heard today that the National Gallery had turned down her appeal against dismissal despite the ruling of an Employment Tribunal Interim Relief Hearing that it was likely she had been unfairly dismissed for her trade union activities.
60,000 people have signed the petition to the new gallery director Gabriele Finaldi against the gallery’s privatisation plans since he took up post this week, doubling its numbers to over 120,000 signatures !
PCS is meeting Dr Finaldi this week and will ask him to step in to resolve the dispute by doing the right thing - to overturn the privatisation and to reinstate Candy. Talks are also ongoing with the National Gallery and Securitas at ACAS.
TELL DR FINALDI IT IS TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING!
Friday 21 August Picket supported by London Region PCS
night Solidarity Social – all welcome Silver Cross Pub, Whitehall
URGENT REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL HELP
Thank you so much for your support so far. We are still appealing for help to raise sufficient funds to ensure that National Gallery strikers can afford to keep fighting.
A collection sheet is here https://ngnotforsale.files.
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Donate via PayPal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-
Or donate to sort code 08/60/01 and account no: 20169002 or cheques to PCS Culture Media andSport Association, c/o PCS North West Region, Jack Jones House,1 Islington, Liverpool L3 8EG
JOIN THE ACTION
Picket seven days a week plus
20th additional picket supported by Unite Housing branch
22nd additional picket 1130-12.30 supported by Rank & File Building workers
22nd solidarity with museums and galleries fighting cuts in Wales, Scotland and England
PICK A SOLIDARITY DAY!
The strikers are inviting trade unions or campaigns to adopt a day of strike action during August. If you can’t come to the picket line please show your support in other ways by organising collections or solidarity messages.
Pictures here of just some of the amazing support so far:
Strikers will help adapt a suitable painting from the National Gallery collection to help publicise your solidarity if you like.