Now for some excellent news! Visitors wardens are additionally set to go on strike… which means tickets won’t be issued and council parking shall be free
- Wardens will begin a seven-day strike over pay cuts and ‘hearth and rehire’ techniques
- Walkout in Wiltshire means parking fines won’t be issued, costing £30,000
- GMB motion from June 30 to July 6 follows two days of strikes in county in Could
For some commuters hit by rising gas prices and rail strikes, it’s the glimmer of a silver lining.
This month site visitors wardens will begin a seven-day strike in protest at pay cuts and ‘hearth and rehire’ techniques.
The walkout in Wiltshire means penalty cost notices won’t be issued and fees in council automotive parks won’t be enforced, costing £30,000 in income.
The motion by the GMB from June 30 to July 6 follows two days of strikes within the county in Could.
The union is opposing a pay lower of 10 per cent, or £2,000 a yr, for site visitors wardens, and stated members had been ‘on the finish of their tether’.
Wiltshire Council is searching for to avoid wasting £800,000 yearly by ending contractual unsocial hours funds for nearly 350 employees, together with social employees and care employees.
This month site visitors wardens will begin a seven-day strike in protest at pay cuts and ‘hearth and rehire’ techniques (inventory image)
Keith Roberts, GMB regional organiser, stated: ‘Within the meantime, in the course of a value of dwelling disaster, our members have the horrible menace hanging over their heads of an enormous pay lower.
‘That is impacting their well-being and several other are off sick with stress. The council wants to begin appearing like grown-ups and take the proposed pay cuts off the desk.
‘To make issues worse, the council has refused to take hearth and rehire off the desk. That is the disgraceful follow, of sacking your individual workforce to drive by means of contractual modifications.’
‘It is a crimson rag to a bull for our members, who won’t voluntarily settle for a pay lower and are disgusted that the council refuses to rule out the rogue possibility of fireplace and rehire, which is often the final resort of solely essentially the most unscrupulous employers.
‘Wiltshire Council wants to know that this seven-day strike shall be a serious escalation from GMB, and we are going to be certain that it hits them exhausting within the pocket, costing them as much as £200,000 in misplaced revenue.’
The council’s chief govt, Terence Herbert, stated: ‘We have now been working with ACAS to discover a date that fits the council, GMB and ACAS, and we’re dedicated to holding these talks at a time when all events can attend.’