Further strikes are set to take place at National Museums Liverpool venues, as the majority of Public and Commercial Services Union members voted in favour of taking action over pay.
94% of union members who work at National Museums Liverpool (NML) were balloted from 3-31 January over their willingness to take strike action. The Union says their members’ employer is refusing to pay them the one-off £1,500 cost-of-living payment, one of the concessions made by the government as a result of the union’s campaign.
PCS will be informing National Museums Liverpool management of strike dates in due course. We are determined to ensure that the employer makes good on the concessions won in all areas.
— PCS Union (@pcs_union) January 31, 2024
The union claims NML, which includes the International Slavery Museum, Maritime Museum, and Museum of Liverpool, is the only employer out of over 200 covered by the civil service pay remit guidance which is yet to make the payment.
“We will be informing NML management of strike dates in due course. We are determined to ensure that the employer makes good on the concessions won in all areas,” said PCS in a statement.