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National walkouts at Wales museums

Issue No. 2466

PCS union members at Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales are set to begin a series of strikes next week.

Workers at seven sites are in a dispute over proposals to cut the pay of the poorest-paid staff. 

Bosses want to scrap payments for weekend working, which make up as much as 15 percent of front-of-house staff pay. Some workers could lose up to £3,000 a year. 

Payments would remain for bank holidays but would no longer be pensionable.

Bosses have threatened to dismiss staff who refused to sign up to the changes, then re-engage them on the inferior terms.

Strike dates

12 & 19 August, Slate Museum and Cathays Park

13 & 20 August, Drefach, Swansea and St Fagans

15 August, National Waterfront Museum

15-16, 22-23 & 30-31 Aug, Big Pit Mining Village

29 August, all sites

PCS members will also take part in action short of strike from 12-31 August

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Tue 11 Aug 2015, 18:00 BST
Issue No. 2466
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