Saturday, 20 March 2010

Industrial action at Edinburgh archives next Wednesday

The following announcement has been placed on the National Archives of Scotland news site by Alison Horsburgh, Head of Reader Services:

Following a national ballot of members, the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) has informed the National Archives of Scotland (NAS) that a one-day strike will take place on Wednesday 24 March 2010. The NAS search rooms will be open as usual, but we will only be able to offer a restricted service.

We hope to be able to provide these services:
access to self-service microfilm and digital images in the Historical
and West Search Rooms
access to catalogues and open-shelf library books
adoption appointment

The following services will not be available:
document productions
copy orders
supervised locker facilities

If you require assisted access to any building, please telephone: 0131 535 1334 in advance of your visit and we will make every effort to help you. If you have any queries concerning this notice, please telephone: 0131 535 1365.

The ScotlandsPeople Centre has also posted the following:

We understand the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) has called its members out on industrial action on Wednesday 24 March. This may have some effect on the availability of the ScotlandsPeople Centre service that we cannot predict at this point in time. We will endeavour to provide as normal a service as possible.

Other facilties across the country may also be similarly affected, so do check with the archive in question if you are planning a trip next Wednesday.

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