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Reinstate Candy Udwin

01/06/2015
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Solidarity for Candy Udwin and PCS members fighting privatisation at the National Gallery from everyone at Sussex LRC's Brighton Fringe meeting on 19 May 2015

Everyone at all Sussex LRC’s 2015 Brighton Fringe meetings joined in the call on National Gallery to reinstate sacked PCS representative Candy Udwin

Candy Udwin is the PCS representative at the National Gallery, who was suspended immediately before staff began industrial action against management’s plan to privatise 400 of the 600 staff jobs.  Candy has now been sacked by the Gallery for asking questions about the cost of this privatisation.

A message of solidarity and support for sacked PCS representative Candy Udwin from Jeremy Corbyn MP, Nancy Platts and everyone at Sussex LRC's meeting of 23 May 2015 (copyright Morten Watkins)

A message of solidarity and support for sacked PCS representative Candy Udwin from Jeremy Corbyn MP, Nancy Platts and everyone at Sussex LRC’s meeting of 23 May 2015 (copyright Morten Watkins)

The public has a right to know how taxpayers’ money is spent. This is a legitimate and crucial question for trades unions to ask of public service employers.  Please sign the PCS statement to add your voice to those calling on the National Gallery to reinstate Candy, so the Gallery and PCS can get back to talks at ACAS, and so a mutual solution can be found to this damaging dispute.

A message of solidarity and support from Michael Meacher MP, Focus E15 housing campaigners and everyone at Sussex LRC’s meeting of 30 May 2015 for PCS representative Candy Udwin, who has been sacked from her job at the National Gallery since staff there began striking against privatisation of their jobs (copyright Morten Watkins)

A message of solidarity and support from Michael Meacher MP, Focus E15 housing campaigners and everyone at Sussex LRC’s meeting of 30 May 2015 for PCS representative Candy Udwin (photo copyright Morten Watkins)

The National Gallery is known to millions and is responsible for public assets.  Can a private company like CIS really replace staff with years of knowledge and experience?   If, like us, you think not, please join the thousands who have signed the petition calling for no privatisation at the National Gallery.

Candy Udwin's account of her sacking is shocking (photo copyright Morten Watkins)

Candy Udwin’s account of her sacking is shocking (photo copyright Morten Watkins)

Watch Candy speaking at Brighton Fringe 2015 to find out more about the National Gallery Not For Sale Campaign and how you can help, including details of the strike fund which provides essential support to striking staff.  Fight back against austerity, shout out loudly “no privatisation”, and demand “no victimisation” and the reinstatement of Candy Udwin.

Simeon Elliott protests against privatisation at the National Gallery

Simeon Elliott protests against privatisation at the National Gallery and calls for the reinstatement of Candy Udwin

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