7 August 2012Unison members who work in parking enforcement in Camden, central London, are stepping up their fight for decent pay with a three-day strike from Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 August.
The 160 workers, who are employed by private contractor NSL, staged a solid two-day strike last month. They earn just £8.09 an hour for working a basic 42.5 hour week in all weathers.
This month’s strike – during the closing period of the Olympics – comes after the parking wardens unanimously rejected the bosses’ latest offer.
Camden Unison branch secretary George Binnette says:
The company has actually tabled a worse offer than before the July strike. While it would take basic pay to the current London Living Wage of £8.30 an hour, that figure has not been uprated since May last year. In real terms NSL is still proposing another pay cut for those workers who generate profits for NSL and substantial revenues for Camden Council.
Our members are frustrated but also determined to fight for a long overdue, substantial pay rise.