More than 300 artists sign letter in support of striking Tate workers

Signatories call on organisation to use 10% of £7m government fund to stop redundancies

An open letter signed by more than 300 artists, including several former Turner prize winners, in support of striking Tate workers has demanded the organisation uses 10% of the £7m it received from the government to stop redundancies.

Last year’s four Turner prize winners, 2008 winner Mark Leckey and fourth plinth artist Heather Phillipson are among the signatories, who support the letter [PDF] which says “multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multilingual, workers from low-income backgrounds” will be cut out of the arts sector without action.

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