National Museum Staff On Strike

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 11:52 GMT, Aug 24, 2015 |

Staff at the National Museums of Scotland has begun seven days of strike action.

The move is part of a union campaign, now in its 18th month, over the removal of a weekend allowance from new members of staff.

The Public and Commercial Services union said about 120 members were on strike following the collapse of talks with National Museums Scotland.

The action was causing disruption to both the National Museum of Scotland and the National War Museum.

Union officials said the weekend pay changes had created two rates for staff; those who get the allowance because they were employed before 2011, and those who do not.

Officials said withdrawal of the allowance could reduce an individual’s pay by between £2,000 and £3,000.