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Wandsworth Parking Attendants 92% Strike Vote

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GMB Parking Attendants Employed By Mouchel In Wandsworth Vote For Strike Action For Better Pay And Union Right

The company has told members that their wages will be kept well below a living wage which GMB Congress set at £10 per hour says GMB.

GMB members employed as parking attendants by Mouchel in the London Borough of Wandsworth have voted in an official ballot by 92% to 8% for strike action in a dispute over pay and union rights.

Outsourcing firm Mouchel, under contract with Wandsworth Council, has refused to negotiate on the claim by the Civil Enforcement Officers for a decent living wage and for their union GMB to carry out negotiations on pay and conditions for them.

There are 100 parking attendants working from two bases, one at Balham and one in Wandsworth Town.

Kieron Merrett, GMB Organiser, said “GMB members working for Mouchel in Wandsworth are paid well below the breadline.

Members are calling for a decent living wage, so they can live in this area without claiming benefits or being in in-work poverty.

The company has told members that their pay will be kept well below a living wage, which GMB Congress set at £10 per hour

GMB members have voted to take this action as a last resort. We have met with Mouchel and the Council when we called for talks over pay and recognition. GMB is still open for negotiations.

GMB is calling on the Council to hold Mouchel to account and bring them to the negotiating table, to see if industrial action can be avoided.

Strike action could leave the council unable to enforce parking restrictions across the Borough, and reduce its income from parking fines. ”

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Contact Kieron Merrett 07866 441 656 or 020 8397 8881 or GMB press office 07921 289880 or 07974 251 823.

 

 

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