Museum of London workers vote for pay strike

Prospect union members working at the Museum of London have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action after the museum imposed a below-inflation pay rise of 1.5%.

The 1.5% pay rise is the latest in a series of below-inflation pay rises which have left workers in the Museum of London with a 6% real terms pay cut since 2013. Over this time the gap between the highest and the lowest paid in the organisation has grown. The director’s salary has increased by 4.7% in real terms, this includes a 5% increase (including bonus) last year, and the number of employees earning over £100k a year has doubled.

Prospect negotiations officer Sharon Brown said: “Our members at the Museum of London have been struggling with below-inflation pay rises for years. The turnout and size of the vote in favour of industrial action shows just how strongly our members feel about this.

“Workers have had a 1.5% pay rise forced on them but the director saw her pay increase by 5% last year. This discrepancy shows there is money available and makes our members all the more determined to get a fair deal.”

The Museum of London covers two sites at the Barbican and Docklands.

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