The cleaners in the British Museum are voting for a strike because of the statement of the unions that the cleaner’s jobs will be transferred to private companies.
On Friday when the unions announced the upcoming transfer, cleaners voted for a strike which date was not set up yet. This might be a huge problem as the British Museum is one of the most popular museums in the world. More than 5 million visitors are attracted every year by the interesting expositions. If a strike occurs, many parts of the museum will have to be closed and the loss will be huge.
The cleaning staff of the place consists of 70 people who do not want their jobs to be transferred to private companies because their payments will be cut and according to them the work conditions may be changed. The museum’s spokeswoman announced that neither the salaries nor the conditions will be changed. The transfer is due to happen before the end of the year but it is not clear whether it will occur, if the cleaners in the British Museum go on a strike.