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Brighton Parking Seven More Strike Days

Thursday, December 10, 2015

GMB Brighton And Hove Parking Attendants Seven More Days Of Strike After Talks Fail To Resolve Pay Dispute

Not only have members rejected the company’s re-jigged offer they have also decided to increase the number of days on which strike action will take place says GMB.

GMB has now given notice of three further days of strike action on 21st, 22nd, and 23rd December after talks between the GMB  and NSL management on 8th Dec failed to resolve the Brighton and Hove Parking attendants pay dispute. See notes to editors for copy of previous GMB press releases on the dispute.

2 days of strike action took place on 5th and 6th December. There will be further seven days of strike action. There will be a further two days on the 11th and 12th December. This will be followed by five days on 19th, 20th,   21st,  22nd,  and 23rd December 2015. 

Charles Harrity, GMB senior organiser, said “The offer put by the company to the GMB was essentially the same offer which had previously been rejected by members at NSL  some weeks ago. Members overwhelmingly rejected the latest offer in a ballot vote.

Not only have members rejected the company’s re-jigged offer they have also decided to increase the number of days on which strike action will take place.

For NSL to come forward with what is essentially the same offer which GMB members rejected some weeks ago has angered the staff. The feeling is that NSL management do not understand the level of frustration felt by their staff.

GMB members feel that the company should look to put forward a serious proposal which addresses the pay issue instead of indulging in delaying tactics and attempting to use staff from other contracts in an attempt to break the strike.

The effect of NSL’s approach has only served to stiffen the resolve of members and that of the union in their efforts to achieve a rate of pay which will allow Civil Enforcement Officers in Brighton and Hove to reach a decent standard of living.”

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Contact: Charles Harrity on 07977518042 or 01273 570126 or 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 30th November 2015

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.”

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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.”

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