PCS has announced a ballot for strike action by Tate staff today over pay
The union is demanding a 3.4% pay increase for the 2018 pay award for hardworking staff at the galleries.
This would be in line with the rate of RPI inflation at that time.
However, Tate has offered well below that rate, leading to a real terms pay cut for staff.
PCS along with our sister union Prospect, will ballot its members at all Tate sites with the possibility of strike action taking place next month.
General Secretary Mark Serwotka said: “The management at Tate can’t continue to treat hardworking staff with contempt. They are working harder than ever and continue to be underpaid and undervalued for the work they do.
“With both PCS and Prospect balloting for action, we hope that management will take seriously the very real concerns around pay and conditions that Tate workers have.
“The Tate is one of our most valued national intuitions. It is about time that management started valuing the staff that make it so successful.”
Tate had proposed a package which amounted to a consolidated pay rise of between 1.7% and 2.3% for PCS members.