National Gallery Workers To Go On Strike

28 January 2015, 11:28 | Updated: 28 January 2015, 11:37

Workers at the National Gallery in central London are to stage a five-day strike in a row over the privatisation of services.

Members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union will walk out from next Tuesday (February 3rd) in protest at plans to switch visitor services to a private company.

About 250 workers are involved in the row, which sparked a 9-1 vote in favour of industrial action in a recent ballot.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: "This five-day walkout will put the National Gallery in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

"The sell-off plan is reckless and risks damaging the worldwide reputation of what is one of the UK's greatest cultural assets, and we are determined to stop it."