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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 October 2020
Tate strike suspended
Tate workers striking August 2020 (Click to enlarge)
After 42 days of industrial action by members of the PCS union against redundancies at the Tate gallery in London, the strike has been suspended.
It comes after several meetings which secured some improvements for members in a revised offer from management.
PCS says: "We are clear that the cuts across the arts and culture sector are a result of the direct failure of government. We, along with our sister unions, continue to fight for the future of our sector demanding the government fund our arts and culture institutions fairly, on behalf of workers and the public.
"We continue to oppose redundancies and fight for our members, across the culture sector. With redundancies announced at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Historic Royal Palaces and the Royal Collections Trust, it has never been more important to join PCS.
"We would like to thank all those who supported our members during the strike."
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In The Socialist 7 October 2020:
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Contact tracer speaks out: privatised system 'in chaos'
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Unison: Hugo Pierre's fighting programme to transform the union
Equity 'Panto Parade' demands more support for arts workers
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Ikea day of action
York couriers' strike
Fight for jobs and homes for all - defend the right to asylum
Spooks step up surveillance of left
Probation Service: 'angry, frustrated' staff need fighting lead
Cardiff student protest demands: 'refund our fees!'
Southampton students oppose unjust collective punishment
Black History Month
Non-fiction: 'Why I no longer talk to white people about race'
Worldwide capitalist crisis deepens - step up the fight for socialism
'Frozen conflict' reignites in Nagorno-Karabakh enclave
Germany: "Heroes" strike to demand a pay rise
£9,000 for education by Netflix
Free Siyanda Mngaza
Leicester: Don't let them close our hospital
Waltham Forest: Council picks over 60 sites for mass gentrification
Say no to finance capital-backed luxury tower block in Enfield
Socialist Party: Campaigning for the NHS
Final total: £73,586 raised - now let's do it again
Defend Bracknell Community Services
Film: 'Sick' - 'They've got people looking in the wrong direction'
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