Scientists join the pay revolt

Submitted by AWL on 1 December, 2002 - 10:55

Hundreds of Government scientists are to stage a 24-hour strike in a dispute over pay parity with other workers. Staff at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science will walk out next Wednesday. They believe their pay has fallen behind other staff at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by 10% since the department was established last year.

Beth Lamont, PCS negotiations officer, said: "There are staff working in personnel, finance and administration who are doing exactly the same work, in some circumstances in the same location, but who are earning up to £3,000 less than their colleagues."
The scientists work in laboratories in Weymouth, Lowestoft and Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex.

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