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Greenwich housing repair workers to strike

NOVEMBER 06, 2019

About 120 housing repair workers at Greenwich council are set to strike for five days over plans to introduce a new pay structure which will see cuts in pay.

Unite said its members voted by 95 per cent for strike action over a plan to introduce the new pay structure which will cut pay by 20 per cent.

The dates for strike action by the carpenters, electricians and plumbers, based at the Birchmere depot, Eastern Way, London SE28 8BF will be the 28 October and 1, 2, 3 and 4 November.

Unite regional officer Onay Kasab said: “The Royal Borough of Greenwich council has a very poor employment relations’ culture.

“Our members are faced with proposals to introduce a new pay structure which will cut pay by 20 per cent and are disgusted by the way they have been treated by this local authority.

“The failure of the council’s bosses to address our members’ legitimate concerns has now resulted in five days of strike action.

“Unite has endeavoured over a long period to reach a fair settlement to this dispute, but, so far, we have been met with an intransigent management.

“That said, Unite’s door is open 24/7 for constructive talks before strike action starts next Monday (28 October).”

 

 This blog was Cross posted from the Housing Workers LE Branch 1111 website on the 22/10/19 and can be read here.

 

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