More than 80,000 UK families face a bleak Christmas because their benefits have been stopped.
Bold financial decisions are being taken by the NEC to ensure the union's stability.
PCS members at the National Museums of Scotland will be taking strike action on Boxing Day as part of their long-standing dispute about weekend allowances.
Online joining, direct debit forms and iMembership will not be available on 27 and 28 December.
PCS members at the National Gallery are planning to stage 3 days of strike action over Christmas and the new year against shock privatisation plans.
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