Traffic wardens strike

Submitted by SJW on 21 June, 2018 - 1:28 Author: Gemma Short

Traffic wardens in Hackney will strike for six days beginning at 00:01 on Monday 9 July.

The traffic wardens, employed by APOCA Parking, are organised by Unite. They previously struck for 48 hours from Monday 14 May. Unite has put in a claim for a cost of living pay increase of five percent. Workers are also fighting back against unfair implementation of sickness procedures, and unfair and potentially discriminatory implementation of the annual holiday allocation. Unite is also arguing for APOCA to agree to yearly pay negotiations, as happen in local government, with the aim of accounting for cost of living increases every year.

The 14 May strike caused significant disruption to parking in Hackney, and dented APOCA’s parking ticket revenue.

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