Three Glasgow venues remain closed today as museum workers take their third day of strike action over planned job cuts.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Burrell Collection and Glasgow Museums Resource Centre are all shut. All other museums remain open.

The three buildings were also closed on Tuesday while Kelvingrove museum and the resource centre didn’t open on Monday.

Unison members have walked out for five days over Glasgow Life’s plan to cut 38 jobs in the museums and collections service.

Yesterday, Roz Foyer, general secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), joined workers on the picket line at Kelvingrove museum.  In a video on social media, she said the staff “do all the behind the scenes work to make our world class culture, which, as a Glaswegian, I am very proud of”.

She added: “This building is full of precious artefacts but what the council is failing to understand is that the people who work here are just as precious as all of the artefacts.

“You can’t do world class culture on the cheap.”

Unison members walked out over plans to cut £1.5m from the museums and collection service. Curators, conservators, outreach assistants, digital photographers and technicians are among the roles affected.

Glasgow Life, which runs culture and leisure services for the council, said it needs to make over £7m of savings after the council cut its service fee when setting a budget earlier this year.

A spokesman said: “Due to strike action by Unison, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Burrell Collection and Glasgow Museums Resource Centre will be closed to the public today.

“We will post further updates our website and social media channels, and our museums will reopen as normal on Saturday, October 28.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Glasgow Life previously said the planned cuts, which “were approved by the council”, are “a direct consequence of the continued pressures on public sector finances”.

It added the savings “add up to around 9% of our annual service fee from the council and ensure none of our facilities will have to close”.

“Wherever possible, we have identified ways of making savings by reducing, rather than losing, Glasgow Life services, programmes and events; retaining the potential to rebuild them in the future.”

Union members are also planning to protest outside a council meeting on Thursday morning.