Wandsworth parking warden strike: Borough will lose £250,000 a day during walk out
During strike motorists may well decide not to buy parking tickets, warns GMB Union
Wandsworth borough will lose up to £250,000 a day as parking wardens take their third day of industrial action today [22 June 2022] GMB has warned.
Almost every member of NSL staff will walk out in a dispute over pay, meaning parking charges will not be being checked and penalty notices will not be being issued.
Other services such as parking bays being suspended for people having building work done or moving house will not be being actioned.
Paul Grafton, GMB Organiser said
“The longer this strike goes on for the more income NSL and the council miss out on.
"GMB members collect huge amounts of money on behalf of the council. Whilst they are on strike, motorists may well decide to take the risk of not buying a parking ticket on the basis there is a smaller risk of getting a fixed penalty notice.
“These workers are determined to fight for the pay rise they deserve. They have worked throughout the pandemic keeping the streets moving. They should not be rewarded with a real terms pay cut.
“Parking wardens in a neighbouring borough receive £5 an hour more for doing the same job.
“We call on Wandsworth Council to bring the contract back in house, pay staff decently and stop the private contractor taking profits which could be reinvested in the borough.”
Media enquiries: Paul Grafton on 07714 239092 or GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at email@example.com