United Kingdom - Museum workers reach deal in pay dispute - June 30, 2016

Museum workers in Wales have voted to accept a deal aimed at resolving a long-running dispute over pay. Members of the Public and Commercial Services union at National Museum Wales, who have been on indefinite strike, backed the agreement by almost four to one. At the end of April 2016, the PCS union, which represents National Museum Wales staff, including those at the National Wool Museum in Drefach Felindre, escalated its dispute over the removal of extra payments for weekend working by announcing it would start an indefinite strike. The union claimed that some workers were paid a low wage and yet still work 35 weekends a year. The row flared over allowances for working weekends and bank holidays. Industrial action will now end, and Wales's national museums will reopen fully to the public over the coming days.

English: http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2016-06-25/welsh-museum-workers-reach … 

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