A protest against the cut of 1,000 ‘’callous’’ jobs in the UK has commenced.

The protesters which have gathered outside the National Theatre are the Art workers along the South Bank, Evening Standard reports.

The reason for the Tate is tied to coronavirus pandemic, which has led to the National Theatre and the Southbank Centre declaring mass redundancies.

Meanwhile, the entertainment and media union Bectu has confirmed that around 5,000 theatre industry workers have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In reaction to the new development, workers gathered on Saturday to campaign for fair redundancy payouts and preferential rehiring for casual staff, and against the large salaries retained by bosses.Speeches were given by staff members and various artists and poets as a banner, made in solidarity with the workers by Turner prize winning artist Jeremy Deller, was unfurled.