National Museums Liverpool strikers boosted by solidarity donations

PCS members in National Museums Liverpool, who have entered their sixth week of an eight-week strike, have received over £3,000 in donations.

PCS members working for the seven museums and galleries that make up National Museums Liverpool have ben taking strike action since 17 February in their dispute with the employer over its refusal to pay staff a £1500 cost-of-living payment. The strike is planned to continue until 14 April.

Over the past six weeks, members have been turning out in their dozens on the picket lines, demonstrating their determination to secure the cost-of-living payment that they deserve.

An e-fundraiser was set up to ask members of the public to chip in to buy the workers a coffee. Hundreds of people donated and over £3,000 has been raised, providing enough money to hire a coffee truck and deliver it to a recent picket line to keep the workers' spirits up.

Please consider making a solidarity payment to these striking workers. As one PCS member, Gillian, said in support: “You deserve the same cost of living crisis payment the rest of us have received. Keep fighting for the rights you deserve”.

The leftover £2,000 from the donations is being sent to the PCS strike fund to help pay these workers strike pay while they take action.

You can also use our online template to ask Sir David Henshaw, the chairman of the Board of Trustees at NML, to make the £1500 cost-of-living payment to PCS members.

Our Megaphone e-action is easy to complete and will send an email to Sir David Henshaw asking him to “reach out to the workers” and negotiate with PCS over the cost-of-living payment to put a stop to the dispute. You can add your own personal message to the template letter.

Please support the members at NML by donating or completing the e-action letter to the NML chairman. Pressure from the public and from our members across the union will help strengthen our case that NML must pay up.