National Museum of Scotland Closed By Worker Strike

national-museum-of-scotlandThe National Museum of Scotland is, as one might expect, high on many tourist’s lists of important places to visit and enjoy while in Scotland. After all, as the National Museum of Scotland says of itself “from the age of dinosaurs to the technology of the future, our galleries contain treasures from around the world.” And if there is one thing that we can count on, its that except for the occasionally holiday or other closure, National Museums keep their doors open just about all of the time. Wrong. Possibly not so in 2015 for Scotland’s National Museum.

On December 26, 2014, the day after Christmas, the union workers at The National Museum of Scotlandnational-museum-scotland-007 went on strike and the museum had to close its doors. The closure was only for one day, but labor leaders insist that there would be an ‘escalation of industrial action’ i.e. more such strike forced closures during 2015 if the Scottish government was unable to resolve differences with the Public and Commercial Services Union. This last strike closure was the seventh such day long closure during 2014. An ‘escalation of industrial action’ would certainly add to the number. Lets hope they work it out!

Learn a bit more in this article from The Scotsman.

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