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Industrial Action - Library’s response

The Library’s Trade Unions are taking part today in industrial action short of a strike.

Aled Gruffydd Jones, Chief Executive and Librarian commented:
“The Library will provide over 60 members of lower band staff with a pay increase of up to 14% from April 2015 in accordance with Welsh Government Living Wage targets. That’s why we find this sort of industrial action unfair and unreasonable.”

“As regards to the rest of the staff, the Library has agreed to consider making a part of the 3% pay award and  £500 already offered a consolidated pay award to staff. However, we must ensure that we have the resources now and in future to sustain such a pay increase”, he said.

This industrial action is taking place during a difficult period financially for the Library. It is a fact that Welsh Government’s Grant-in-Aid – which pays the Library’s wage bill – will be reduced by 2% in 2015-16 and that it has seen a reduction of around 25%  during the last 10 years.

The Library apologises to members of the public for any inconvenience caused during this industrial action.

For further information contact the Chief Executive and Librarian on:
01970 632805