LAST DITCH TALKS RESUME ON THURS 2ND OCTOBER TO AVERT STRIKE BY PARKING
ATTENDANTS IN WANDSWORTH IN DISPUTE OVER PAY AND UNION RIGHTS
Wandsworth's yellow lines and restricted parking bays could be left free
for all during a two day strike on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October says
Last ditch talks which started yesterday resume today at 11.30am (Thursday
2nd October) between GMB and Mouchel to avert strike action by parking
attendants in Wandsworth in a dispute over pay and union rights. See notes
to editors for copy of earlier GMB press release on the dispute.
Mouchel has already been given notice that 100 parking attendants, employed
to enforce yellow lines and restricted parking bays in Wandsworth, will
take strike action on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October.
Mouchel employ the parking attendants, whose official title is Civil
Enforcement Officers, working out of two bases, one in Balham and one in
Members are calling for a living wage of £10.00 per hour, up from as little
as the current £7.50, as well as union rights.
The strike action, voted for by 92% to 8% in an official ballot of GMB
members, followed the company’s continued refusal to enter into any pay
negotiations with the union.
Kieron Merrett, GMB Organiser, said "I can confirm that talks that started
yesterday carry on today. It is GMB policy not to comment on the issues
while talks are in progress.
I can only repeat that if the talks are not successful Wandsworth's yellow
lines and restricted parking bays could be left free for all during a two
day strike on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October.”
Contact: Kieron Merrett, GMB Organiser on 07866 441 656 or 020 8397 8881 or
GMB press office: 07921 289880 or 07974 251 823.