GMB Brighton & Hove Parking Attendants Give Notice Of Six Days Of Strike Action In December In Dispute Over Pay Offer
Lack of response leaves us with no alternative but to go ahead with strike action until we get a decent offer for these members says GMB.
GMB members employed by private contractor NSL Ltd as parking enforcement officers for Brighton and Hove City Council have now given notice of six days of strike action in December in a dispute over pay. See notes to editors for copy of previous GMB press release on the dispute.
There has been no response from the employer when the unanimous vote for strike action was conveyed last week.
The six dates notified are 5th , 6th, 11th, 12th,19th and 20th December. More dates will follow after 26th December.
Anne Chandler, GMB Regional Officer, said “We conveyed the unanimous vote for strike action to the employer last week from these lower paid parking attendants.
We are surprised to have had no response or an offer of more talks.
We regret that this lack of any response leaves us with no alternative but to give notice of these six dates for strike action with more to follow until we get a decent offer for these members.”
Contact: Anne Chandler 07712 677592 or Michelle Gordon 07866 369259 or GMB Press Office 07921 289880 or 07974 251 823
Notes to editors
Copy of GMB press release dated 27th November 2015
GMB BRIGHTON & HOVE PARKING ATTENDANTS UNANIMOUS BALLOT VOTE FOR OFFICIAL STRIKE ACTION IN DISPUTE OVER PAY OFFER
There is every chance of days of free parking in Brighton and Hove later next month if NSL Ltd does not substantially improve the pay offer says GMB
GMB members employed by private contractor NSL Ltd as parking enforcement officers for Brighton and Hove City Council have returned a unanimous vote for strike action in a dispute over the latest pay offer from the company.
GMB officers are meeting the 70 staff and their workplace representatives to discuss the results of the official ballot and to plan dates for strike action if the employer does not improve the offer.
Anne Chandler, GMB Regional Officer, said “These parking attendants in Brighton and Hove, lower paid workers with not great terms and conditions who work in all weathers and are subject to a lot of abuse, are determined to get a better deal from NSL Ltd and ultimately from Brighton and Hove City Council.
There was an overwhelming turnout of the staff in the ballot and the vote for action was unanimous. The action will take place unless NSL Ltd offers the 4% increase the members seek.
I think there is every chance of days of free parking in Brighton and Hove later next month if NSL Ltd does not substantially improve the pay offer.”