Now for some excellent news! Site visitors wardens are additionally set to go on strike… which means tickets is not going to be issued and council parking shall be free
- Wardens will begin a seven-day strike over pay cuts and ‘hearth and rehire’ ways
- Walkout in Wiltshire means parking fines is not going to be issued, costing £30,000
- GMB motion from June 30 to July 6 follows two days of strikes in county in Might
For some commuters hit by rising gasoline prices and rail strikes, it’s the glimmer of a silver lining.
This month visitors wardens will begin a seven-day strike in protest at pay cuts and ‘hearth and rehire’ ways.
The walkout in Wiltshire means penalty cost notices is not going to be issued and fees in council automotive parks is not going to 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 Might.
The union is opposing a pay minimize of 10 per cent, or £2,000 a 12 months, for visitors wardens, and mentioned members had been ‘on the finish of their tether’.
Wiltshire Council is searching for to save lots of £800,000 yearly by ending contractual unsocial hours funds for nearly 350 employees, together with social staff and care staff.
This month visitors wardens will begin a seven-day strike in protest at pay cuts and ‘hearth and rehire’ ways (inventory image)
Keith Roberts, GMB regional organiser, mentioned: ‘Within the meantime, in the midst of a value of dwelling disaster, our members have the horrible menace hanging over their heads of an enormous pay minimize.
‘That is impacting their well-being and several other are off sick with stress. The council wants to start out performing 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 observe, of sacking your personal workforce to power by means of contractual adjustments.’
‘This can be a crimson rag to a bull for our members, who is not going to voluntarily settle for a pay minimize and are disgusted that the council refuses to rule out the rogue choice of fireplace and rehire, which is often the final resort of solely probably the most unscrupulous employers.
‘Wiltshire Council wants to grasp that this seven-day strike shall be a serious escalation from GMB, and we’ll be sure that it hits them laborious within the pocket, costing them as much as £200,000 in misplaced revenue.’
The council’s chief government, Terence Herbert, mentioned: ‘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.’