Picasso museum workers to strike in September

Baku, August 12, AZERTAC
Workers at the Picasso Museum in Málaga, Spain, are planning a five-day strike in September, as they continue to express their dissatisfaction with unequal wages and working conditions compared to other Spanish art institutions, according to Artmajeur.
The strike is set to coincide with the installation of an exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso's death.
The workers' committee is adamant about seeking improvements to their labor agreement, which includes provisions for better work-life balance, flexible working hours, and a greater sense of belonging to the institution. They have already held several protests during the summer months, impacting the museum's operations.
Despite the impending strike, the museum's management remains focused on celebrating its 20th-anniversary festivities and has openly expressed non-support for the workers' action.
The workers' committee has conducted a survey, revealing that wages at the Picasso Museum in Málaga are substantially lower than those offered at other Spanish museums, such as the Picasso Museum in Barcelona and the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga.
In their determination to address the issues at hand, the workers have emphasized that the strike might extend beyond the initial five days if the museum's management does not take their demands seriously.
The workers at the Picasso Museum in Málaga are resolute in their stance and are determined to use the strike as a means to advocate for improved wages and working conditions in their workplace.


Culture 2023-08-12 16:34:00