Furloughed Museum Staff Wage Top-Ups Blocked

April 22 2020

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Guardian have reported that The Treasury is seeking to block museum and art galleries from topping up salaries of staff who have been furloughed under the government's coronavirus job retention scheme.

As regular readers of AHN will know, many jobs at top galleries are rather poorly paid in comparative terms. For many, receiving purely the 80% government backed portion of their wages will mean that their earnings will slide under the London living wage, for example.

Comments from any staff who might be affected are welcome (all treated anonymously of course).

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