THE THREAT of strike action by 120 members of the PCS union at the National Galleries of Scotland has forced management to make an improved pay offer. The workers had introduced an overtime ban that shut all four Edinburgh galleries on Sundays.
Now management have reintroduced extra payments for staff working weekends as part of their normal working hours. These payments were removed from workers employed after 1997 and can amount to 17 percent of their wages. The lowest paid workers will also see their basic salary rise by 22 percent.