National gallery Strike, London, UK, 26 Feb 2015.
Striking workers at the National gallery are campaigning against its privatisation and calling for the reinstatement of our rep and negotiator Candy Udwin who was suspended on the eve of the strike. They then marched to the Getty Images Gallery to deliver a letter for Mark Getty, chair of the Gallery trustees. This is the second 5 day strike and picket lines are outside the gallery between 9am and 11am every morning. Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow tweeted his support at the weekend, saying: "As a former trustee, I'm shocked that our key duty: safeguarding the art is to be done by private contractors." During the first strike week a 40,000-name petition was handed to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. And this time almost 9,000 have now signed an online statement. The strike is supportd by the TUC and the PCS union.Add to Lightbox Download