MP to join striking workers at Liverpool Museum

Striking members of the Public and Commercial Services Union will be joined tomorrow by Kim Johnson, MP for Liverpool Riverside, as results of further negotiations are announced.

220 workers at National Museums Liverpool (NML) are taking eight weeks’ strike action (17 February to 14 April) after bosses refused to honour the government’s recommendation of a one-off £1,500 cost-of-living crisis payment to civil servants. NML is the only one of 207 equivalent employers to not comply.

The latest meeting between bosses and union officials is tomorrow at 9.30am.  Kim Johnson, MP for Liverpool Riverside, will join members on the picket lines in her constituency at 10.30am to make a speech and hear the outcome of the negotiations.

PCS General Secretary Fran Heathcote says:

“Despite hard work from NML staff and union reps, NML bosses have shown themselves unwilling to meet the government’s recommendation. While we hope for good news tomorrow, our determination for justice will only be stoked if bosses remain stubborn and stingy.”

The members’ meeting on the picket line will be tomorrow (Thursday 4 April) at 10.30am, Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1DG.