16 June 2014
Around 50 pickets stood strong on the picket line today as part of solid strikes at EDF energy giant over pay and management’s refusal to abide by a 2012 agreement.
Many strikers were angered by the claims that there isn’t enough money for them, given the extravagant pay awarded to top management.
Action was well supported by the nearly 500 strong workforce.
Monday’s strike will be followed by selective strikes and a work-to-rule which starts immediately afterwards.
There will be strikes from Tuesday 17 June running to Friday 27 June involving around 12 meter readers working from the Camden depot in central London.
Workers will protest on Tuesday at the EDF headquarters, 80 Victoria Street/ Cardinal Place from 7.30am. Bring banners in solidarity.
The members taking this action work on an appointment basis and if they do not carry out work on time, EDF will be liable to fines. The action will be escalated on 23 June, when they will be joined by 20 more meter readers from Bexleyheath in a week of strike action, with further escalation on the cards.
On top of the selective strikes, Unite members will from Tuesday 17 June be taking action short of strike action on a continuous basis. The dispute has already seen two days of strike action at the beginning of May.
The EDF centres that will be affected by the industrial action are at: Heath House, 255 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, BA6 8ET; Bangor Wharf, Georgiana Street, London, NW1 0QS; Atlantic House, Henson Road, Three Bridges, Crawley, RH10 1QQ; Unit 7, Anglo Office Park, Clarence Road, Speedwell, Bristol, BS15 1NT; Osprey House, Osprey Road, Exeter, EX2 7WN; Gadeon House, Grenadier Road, Exeter Business Park, Exeter, EX1 3UT; and 334 Outland Road, Plymouth, PL3 5TU.
Rush messages of solidarity to firstname.lastname@example.org