Strike Shuts Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries

Glasgow museums and librarys are closed after staff walked out. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Burrell Collection were all closed.

Unions are taking action over a 10% wage cut for 150 workers, a pay freeze and cuts in public holidays and overtime rates.

Brian Smith of the Unison union said: “We want to defend the quality services which the people of Glasgow deserve.

“Along with the other unions, Unite, GMB and Bectu, we have tried to persuade Culture and Sport Glasgow not to carry out these attacks.

“Whilst we recognise the wide disruption that this strike action will cause, we have been left with no option.”

Culture and Sport Glasgow, a not for profit company that runs sport and leisure services in the city, is attempting to make cuts of £3.4m in this financial year.

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