National Museum of Wales strike

PCS members take action against pay cuts


PCS members working for Museums Wales are continuing their series of strike action across Wales this week with defiant picket lines at several museum sites including the National Museum in Cardiff, St Fagans National History Museum, The National Wool Museum at Drefach Felindre, the Welsh Slate Museum in Llanberis, North Wales and Swansea's Waterfront Museum.

The on-going strike action is in response to managements plans to remove the premium payments for staff working at weekends, some of the lowest paid!

At Swansea's Waterfront Museum picket line there was overwhelming sympathy and support from tourists who had turned up to find the museum closed.

Hannah Lawson, PCS rep at the museum said her members were determined to retain their weekend premium and protect their terms and conditions.

PCS museum members have been travelling around Wales to different sites on strike days to give their support to pickets, highlighting the support and solidarity that exists amongst Museum Wales staff.

The picket line at the Big Pit Museum in Blaenafon on Saturday should also prove to be very effective and solid considering most of the staff are ex-miners!

(Photo Kate Jones)

Alec Thraves

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