Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Strike at National Museums of Scotland

Workers at the National Museum of Scotland and the National War Museum are on strike as part of an on-going protest over the removal of a weekend pay allowance affecting new hires. Workers who joined the museum staff in 2011 and later do not receive the special allowance for working on weekends, while those who began their employment earlier than the cutoff continue to receive this money. According to a union spokesman:
"If someone was employed by the National Museum of Scotland in December 2010 and worked weekends then they earn between £2,000 and £3,000 more than a colleague working beside them if they joined in January 2011, so it's wrong that this is the case."
The museum workers are members of the Public and Commercial Services Union.

No comments:

Post a Comment