We have received the following email from the National Gallery campaign, full of good news and ways to get involved in their ongoing campaign to get Candy Udwin reinstated after being suspended as a result of her trade union involvement as well as the fight for the Living Wage.
Living Wage to be paid from July!
Candy Udwin won her Interim Relief hearing at Employment Tribunal last week!
Candy is back on the pay roll and the judge ruled it was likely a full hearing would find she had been dismissed for Trade Union activities. This vindicates the stand PCS has taken against her victimisation.
Keep the pressure up to demand the gallery now reinstate Candy
Director Nicholas Penny who received a knighthood last week will hear Candy’s Appeal against dismissal on 02 July.
You can have your say by asking the Director a question now at #AskTheGallery. These will be answered live by the Director on Tuesday 16 July 10:30-11:30 so do tweet your questions before then or on the day.
And you can click to send a Freedom of Information request to ask the same question Candy was sacked for!
GALLERY STAFF KEEP UP THE PRESSURE
10 DAYS STRIKE ACTION BETWEEN 20 JUNE – 02 JULY
National Gallery staff in PCS have inspired people across Britain and even in other countries by striking for 35 days so far because they are so sure that the gallery’s privatisation plans are wrong. They are not giving up and will strike for 10 more days from 20 June and plan further action in coming months.
Pressure is building as the Gallery have finally been forced to agree to pay the Living Wage. Now PCS have asked the newly appointed Director Gabriele Finaldi who takes office in August to help get the Gallery back to talks with the PCS union.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT THAT HAS ALLOWED US TO GET THIS FAR
PLEASE HELP US KEEP GOING!
STRIKE DATES 20, 22-27, 30 June 01-02 July
- Picket lines 9-11am everyday followed by strikers meetings (5-6.30pm on Friday)
- Speaking tour We will try to meet requests for speakers round the country so do get in touch.
- Saturday 20 June Anti Austerity March Join us in the PCS contingent on the march and at our stall in Parliament Square (where you can buy your tshirts!)
- Saturday 27 June Pride Join us on the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners contingent on the march and afterwards at a Picket Line Party outside the National Gallery
- Collection days Thursday 25 June and Thursday 02 July Please help collect money to support the strikers(Collection sheet attached). Let us know if you would like strikers to help.
- Day of Action Thursday 02 July which is also the date for Candy’s Appeal against dismissal.
CLICK HERE TO DONATE
The low paid staff rely on our donations to help keep the campaign and the strikes going. So please do donate whatever you can.