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Fighting back against mass redundancies in Arts and Culture

Sat 05.09.20
10AM11:30am
GMT+1 / British Summer Time
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With mass redundancies hitting the arts and culture sectors, it is vital to bring workers together from across different industries.

Which jobs are impacted?
Which responses have been implemented thus far?
What are your ideas for taking joint action and fostering solidarity between industries?

This session aims to platform the voices of workers who have lost or are losing their jobs, offer practical resources, brainstorm strategy ideas and plan a cross-sector fight back.

Speakers:

Amanda Walker was the first black female warden at the White Tower in the Tower of London. She is also the diversity and inclusion rep at Hampton Court Palace for the Public and Commercial Services Union.

Paul is an actor and Equity Councillor. He is Chair of PCS Southbank Centre and is currently the Green Party's Trade Union Liaison Officer.

Member of Bectu Art Technicians and the Art Workers Forum

Andrew worked as a casual member of the front of house team at the National Theatre in London from 2013 until the end of August 2020, at which point the NT laid off all its casual staff, 400 in total. Andrew is a freelance creative, and his work at the National Theatre gave him the stability he needed while working on freelance projects.

Rob Howat is a musician and courier working in London

Human rights activist and anti-war campaigner. She joined PCS in 2012 and she has been a PCS Senior Representative at Tate Commerce since 2016.

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