local authority traffic wardens are striking over pay this week.
in Croydon, Hammersmith, Haringey, Hounslow, Islington, Merton and Tower
Hamlets are striking as part of a campaign to get the London weighting
allowance increase to £4,000 a year.
government employers said councils simply could not afford to meet the union
claim, which they estimate would cost them £250m.
strikes are planned by later this month by finance workers, street cleaners and
environmental health officers as part of a union demand for increases in the
allowance, which currently ranges from about £1,700 to £2,400 a year.