Prospect’s national executive committee has approved a request from the British Museum branch for a ballot on industrial action.
In an indicative ballot in late December 2019, almost nine in ten (87%) members in the museum said they wanted Prospect to organise a full ballot on industrial action over 2019-20 pay.
Prospect negotiator Brian Harris said: “The indicative ballot gave the British Museum a clear message that Prospect members are not satisfied with the pay outcome for 2019-20 as well as historic issues around pay.”
Members rejected the offer in summer 2019. But the museum went ahead and imposed it – despite agreeing to further discussions.
Full details of the offer are at bit.ly/British-Museum-members-reject-pay-offer