Camden Trades Council

Uniting workers and communities in the London Borough of Camden

Join the protest at the National Gallery on 18th March


At Exhibition Preview

Tuesday 18 March 6pm

National Gallery

Trafalgar Square WC2

Called by PCS and Prospect National Gallery branches

What is going on at

the National Gallery ?


National Gallery services are at threat due to redundancies and reorganisation. Staff fear jobs are being changed in a way that appears to prioritise raising money over delivering a public service.

Jobs cut and services at risk

Services threatened include the support to schools such as visits by guided groups of 70000 school students a year. Instead of building on the extensive knowledge and experience of the collection, staff face multiskilling and downgrading.

National Gallery staff under threat

It is proposed to extend contracted hours for staff from 08am to 10pm with no additional payments. Gallery plans have also recently emerged to pay for the Living Wage by cutting other payments to low paid staff such as weekend enhancements.

Low Pay Scandal

While the Director received a 20% bonus on his £140,000 salary, workers who ensure the safety of some of the world’s most valuable paintings start on £15,468. The National Gallery is one of only a small number of major institutions that do not yet pay the London Living Wage.


Pay the London Living Wage

PCS has submitted a claim insisting the Living Wage is implementedin 2014. We are demanding that additional funding is found to eradicate poverty pay. New government regulations allowing the gallery to use their reserves could enable this to happen.


Why we are asking for your support

Please write to Nick Penny, the National Gallery Director if you support our campaign to defend services and for fair treatment for staff at the National Gallery



PCS National Gallery Branch c/o National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN 0207 747 2410


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