Wales

'Significant offer' to end National Museum Wales strike

National Museum Wales

National Museum Wales has made a "significantly enhanced offer" to staff taking part in strike action because of proposed changes to weekend payments.

The Welsh Government's leader of the house and chief whip confirmed that NMW made the offer to the PCS union at the weekend.

Jane Hutt told AMs that the museum and the PCS were meeting on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the offer.

About 300 of the museum's staff receive the payments and 220 are PCS members.

Museum funding picture

Weekend pay dispute and offer

  • 600 staff

  • 300 receive weekend premium payments

  • £4,000 lump sum offer equivalent to two years of weekend payments

  • -4.7% grant funding cut from Welsh Government, 2016/17

The union has been holding strikes at NMW sites, while industrial action has been going on for more than two years.

Staff have already been offered a lump sum equivalent to two years' worth of premium payments as part of the deal to end extra payments for working weekends and bank holidays.

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