Unions put weight behind strike action over London pay

Local
Government workers are to strike tomorrow (Tuesday) over London weighting
allowances.

Members
of the Transport and General Workers’ Union, Unison and the GMB are set to walk
out for one-day.

The
unions want to see a £4,000 flat-rate London weighting for Local Government
workers in the capital, and claim Local Government unions have failed to make
an alternative offer.

The
unions say they will extend the one-day strike to selective industrial action
over the next five weeks, involving Local Government workers, such as parking
attendants, in targeted action.

Tommy
Douras, T&G head of local government in London and chair of the London
Provincial Council for Local Government said: "London is Europe’s most
expensive capital city. Many of our members are struggling to afford spiralling
housing and living costs. We want a just settlement for the hard working people
in London’s boroughs."

By Quentin Reade

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