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Dulwich Picture Gallery workers force bosses to withdraw redundancy plans

by Annette Mackin
Issue No. 2445

National Gallery workers solidarity with Dulwich Picture Gallery

National Gallery workers solidarity with Dulwich Picture Gallery

A planned week of strikes at Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London has beaten back bosses’ job cuts plans.

Management announced at Christmas that they planned to make 19 out of 36 gallery assistants redundant.

But workers launched a vibrant campaign to fight the plans. They staged protests and announced a seven day strike from Friday of last week.

The action rattled bosses and they reached an agreement with workers where they withdrew the threat of redundancies.

The workers linked up with other disputes, including the battle against privatisation at the National Gallery.

At one of their protests they held up signs calling for the reinstatement of suspended PCS union rep Candy Udwin, and National Gallery workers held a We Support Dulwich demonstration (pictured).

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Tue 17 Mar 2015, 17:35 GMT
Issue No. 2445
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