Parking strike called off in Westminster as union members pocket bumper pay deal
NSL members have shown their bosses the power working people have when they take action, says GMB union
GMB, the union for local government, can announce that the parking warden strike scheduled for next week all over the city of Westminster has been called off.
The union members, who are employed by the council’s contractor NSL have accepted a pay deal which will see their wages rise by 15 per cent from today to a minimum of £14.50 per hour.
A further rise will follow next April to £15 per hour or to match inflation, whichever is higher, meaning a total pay rise of at least 19 per cent.
The members have taken three days of strike action in May and were due to walk out next week before they accepted this latest pay deal.
Alex Etches, GMB Organiser said:
“NSL members have shown their bosses the power working people have when they take action.
“After only 3 days of strike action they have forced the company to comply with their demands and won a wage rise well above inflation.
“Let this be a lesson to all the profiteers draining the life out of our members and local councils - your days of excess are over.”
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